Prince Edward Island
Situated by the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the east coast of Canada, Prince Edward Island is separated from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by the 15-km-wide Northumberland Strait. The Island stretches as far as 224 kilometers, with a width of 64 kilometers at the widest point and 6 kilometers at the narrowest point, making a total area of 5,660 square kilometers.
The island has a population of about 140,000. It consists of three counties, namely Prince, Queen and King counties, which encompass two cities and seven towns.
Major industries include information technology, tourism, agriculture, fishery and handicrafts. Each year, there are two lobster harvest seasons on the island, which last from early May to late June along the north coastline and from mid-August to mid-October along the south coastline.
The island is connected with New Brunswick by a 12.9-km bridge that spans the strait. The roads on the island have a total mileage of 5,440 kilometers. Ferry services are available between the island and Nova Scotia from around May 1 to December 20 each year.
Local inhabitants are migrants from other provinces of Canada. They receive about 1.2 million visitors a year.
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