Kings County (Prince Edward Island)

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Kings County
Kings County
Location of the region in Prince Edward Island
Basic data
Country Canada
province Prince Edward Island

Administrative headquarters Georgetown
Coordinates : 46 ° 15 ′  N , 62 ° 36 ′  W Coordinates: 46 ° 15 ′  N , 62 ° 36 ′  W
Residents 17,990 (as of 2011)
surface 1,685.8 km²
Population density 10.7 inhabitants / km²
Time zone : Atlantic Standard Time ( UTC −4)
Atlantic Daylight Time ( UTC −3, daylight saving time)

Kings County is one (Engl. Three districts county ) of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Iceland . The administrative seat (English shire town ) is Georgetown , the largest city of Montague .

Kings County has 17,990 people living in an area of ​​1,685.80 km². The population density is therefore 11 inhabitants / km². Kings County is ranked number three of the counties according to all three figures.

Samuel Holland founded the district in 1765 on behalf of the British King George III. and named him after him.


Kings County is the smallest, most rural, and most sparsely populated district in the province. Kings County is the least dependent on agriculture compared to the rest of the counties, and more dependent on fishing and forestry . Large parts of the district are still being forested; the largest sawmill in the province is located here. The only industry other than forestry and agriculture that operates in Kings County is a small shipyard, although individual craft and business operations have sprung up.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Census Profile. Statistics Canada, accessed July 29, 2012 .