Time in Prince Edward Island (Canada)
What is the Time in Prince Edward Island (Canada)
The analog clock above is running the current local time in Prince Edward Island
(Canada). The province of Prince Edward Island also follows DST or Daylight
Saving Time. The analog clock is actually showing you the DST in force now. The
real zone time in Prince Edward Island is UTC-4:00 hours. But when the DST was
enforced in March, the time was advanced on the clock by one hour to UTC-3:00
hours. In November, DST will go out and the clocks will be set back by one hour
to its original zone time of UTC-4:00 hours. Once again this procedure will be
repeated in March and November next year.
Land Water Areas at this time in Prince Edward Island
At this time Prince Edward Island is ranked 13th in its area, in the entire
Canada. Prince Edward Island has a total land area of 5,660 square kilometers.
Almost the entire area happens to be land only and there is no water covered
areas in Prince Edward Island at all. At this time the area of Prince Edward
Island is just about 0.1% of the land in the entire Canada.
Population at this Time in Prince Edward Island
At this time in Prince Edward Island, there are about 146,933 people estimated
to be living. The census in 2011 came up with a figure of just 140,204 people in
Prince Edward Island at that time. The population desnsity in Prince Edward
Island in 2011 was estimated to be 24.77 people per square kilometer. It is a
small island with small population. To get an idea of the population growth
in Prince Edward Island, the Census of 1851 accounted the population at 62,678.
This became 103,259 in 1901.
Although one would expect an increase in the population, the next 50 years
a reduction of pupulation in Prince Edward Island. In 1951 the population
reduced to 98,429 which is about 5000 lower than the population 50 years ago.
The population in Prince Edward Island further reduced to 88,038 by 1931 and
only thereafter the population started to increase again. In 2001 the population
bounced back to 135,294. and it is estimated that by 2016 it will be about
147,000 people in Prince Edward Island. Even though, the Canadian province of
Prince Edward Island is very small in size, the population density of the island
is the highest in the entire Canada.
Prince Edward Island Capital
The Capital of Prince Edward Island at this time is Charlottetown. The capital
city of Charlottetown also happens to be the largest city as well as the largest
metro in Prince Edward Island.
Languages at this time in Prince Edward Island
At this time in Prince Edward Island of Canada 93.8% (125,265) people speak
English as their mother tongue. French is spoken by a mere 4% people. Rest of
the languages are spoken by less than a 1000 people are Dutch, German,
Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Hungarian, Mi'kmaq, Japanese, Polish and Korean. This
data was obtained during the 2006 census in Prince Edward Island.
Climate at this time in Prince Edward Island
At this time in Prince Edward Island the climate is considerted to be fairly
moderate which is influenced very strongly by the surrounding seas, because of
the warm waters flowing from the Gulf of St Lawrence. The weather is
characterised by changeable weather through out the entire year. The weather is
most variable even day to day weather in the entire Canada. A certain type of
weather will hardly last long and changes quickly. The daytime temperatures
averages at about 23 deg C or 73 deg F in July to August, but can exceed 30 deg C at times.
The mercury dips to minus 3.3 deg C or 26 deg F by day in the Winter months
of January and February. The average yearly rainfall in the Prince Edward Island
at this time is roughly 85 cm and and an average snowfall of 28 cm is very normal.
The winters are moderately cold and lasts long but are milder in the inland locations.
The climate is considered as very continental rather than oceanic because the
Gulf of St Lawrence just freezes in winter and thus not much scope of moderatoin exists.
This gives rise to many storms and blizzards in the winter months at this time
in Prince Edward Island. Autumn season is very pleasant as the Gulf waters
moderate the temperatures and the onset of frost even though some storms can be
Tourism at this time in Prince Edward Island
At this time in Prince Edward Island tourism is becoming quite popular and is
one of the strong points of its economy. The Prince Edward Island lush landscape
and its culture inspires the land from the Victorian Era which is highly enjoyable to
tourists throughout the year. Unlike other provinces, Prince Edward Island
offers the tourists a lot of long beaches, various golf courses, eco tourism
adventures, touring the country side and most of all they can enjoy the cultural
evens in the local communities all around the island giving an old world flavour
making the tourists very relaxed and stress busting experience. The beaches are
long and offers good walk which gives a uniqueness to the tourist because the
sand grains make a scrubbing noise as the tourists walk on it, because the sand grains
are made of white silica which rub against each other to produce this sound. The
sound gives the sand in Prince Edward Island a name "Singing Sands".
Government at this time in Prince Edward Island
At this time in Prince Edward Island, the government is a parliamentary type
within the construct of constitutional monarchy. The monarchy at this time in
Prince Edward Island province of Canada is the foundation of the executive
legislative as well the judicial branches of the government. Queen Elizabeth II
is still the sovereign who incidentally also happens to be the head of the state
of fifteen other Commonwealth Countries, all the nine provinces of Canada and
the Canadian federal realm. The queen however resides in the United Kingdom.
At this time in Prince Edward Island, the Lieutenent Governor carries out all
the royal duties in the island being the Queen's representative. However, to
ensure the stability of the elected government, the Lieutenant Governor will
appoint the current leader of the political party as the Premier, who can obtain
the confidence of a plurality in the Legislative Assembly. The Leader of Her
Majesty's Loyal Opposition will be the leader of the party with the second most
seats who will become an adversarial parliamentary system created to keep the
government in check. There are 27 members in the Legislative Assembly at this
time in Prince Edward Island government. Elections are held every four years in
the month of October as a standard practice.
Why Named Prince Edward Island?
The island was named after Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767
to 1820) who was the fourth son of King Geroge III and the father of Queen
Victoria. Prince Edward was also called the "Father of the Canadian
crown"Although known as Prince Edward Island at this time, the island was also
called the "Garden of the Gulf" because of its pastoral scenery and lush green
agricultural lands through out the province. Prince Edward Island is also known
as the "Birthplace of Confederation" or the Cradle of Confederation" because of
reference to the Charlottetown Conference in 1864. In 1873 Prince Edward Island
became the seventh province of Canada.