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Prince Edward Island

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A former British colony and presently a Canadian provincial jurisdiction situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, west of Cape Breton Island, north of the Nova Scotia peninsula, and east of New Brunswick, an island comprising an area of 5,660 km2 (2,190 sq. mi.). Known among the Mi'kmaq as Abegweit, Epekwitk ("land cradled in the waves"), the Acadians as Île Saint-Jean ("St. John's Island"), Scots settlers as Eilean a' Phrionnsa ("Island of the Prince"), and finally among the English as Prince Edward Island, so named for Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767-1820), the fourth son of King George III and father of Queen Victoria.

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