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ID: 7005803
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Prince Edward Island (province)  Prince Edward Island (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 46 20 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 46.3333  decimal degrees
Long: 063 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -63.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Island and province are coextensive; smallest province in Canada; summer resort of mainland Micmacs before exploration by Europeans; Jacques Cartier was first European to document island in 1534; settled by French in 1720; ceded to Great Britain in 1763.

Names:
Prince Edward Island (preferred,C,V)  ............ renamed after Edward, duke of Kent, commander of British troops in N America 1799
Province d' Île-du-Prince-Édouard (C,V)
Prince Edward Island, Province of (C,V)
Île du Prince-Édouard (C,V)
Saint Jean, Île (C,V)
Príncipe Eduardo, Isla (C,O)
Isle St. John (H,V)  ............ 1534-1798
Ile-St-Jean (H,V)  ............ 1534-1798
St. Jean Ile (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Canada (nation)  ........  Canada (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Prince Edward Island (province)  ............  Prince Edward Island (province) (P)

Place Types:
province (preferred, B)  ............  since 1873
first level subdivision (C)
island (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Île du Prince-Édouard..........  [VP]
......................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Ile-St-Jean..........  [FDA]
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Isle St. John..........  [FDA]
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Prince Edward Island..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
...................................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
...................................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 9:704
...................................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
...................................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 158
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Prince Edward Island, Province of..........  [VP]
........................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Príncipe Eduardo, Isla..........  [VP]
.........................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-139
Province d' Île-du-Prince-Édouard..........  [VP]
........................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Saint Jean, Île..........  [VP]
.............................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
St. Jean Ile..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 354
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 704; 9:704
..................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-139
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 158
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 354
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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