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Prince edward island

prince edward island

An island in the gulf of st. Lawrence constituting a province of canada in the eastern part of the country. It is very irregular in shape with many deep inlets. Its capital is charlottetown. Discovered by the french in 1534 and originally named ile saint-jean, it was renamed in 1799 in honor of prince edward, fourth son of george III and future father of queen victoria.


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