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Prince Edward Island, or Prince Edward Island, has a population of approximately 150,000 and is located in the Atlantic Ocean, east of mainland Canada. The island is the smallest Canadian province and borders the other provinces of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

On Prince Edward Island the main language spoken is English and the Canadian dollar is used as currency.

The largest cities on the island include Charlottetown, Summerside, Stratford, Cornwall and Montague.

The most important economic sectors on Prince Edward Island are agriculture with the cultivation of potatoes, fishing with the processing of the oysters, mussels and lobsters caught there, and the constantly increasing summer tourism.

Since 1997 there has been a road connection between Prince Edward Island and the Canadian mainland with the “Confederation Bridge”. The airport in Charlottetown also offers several flight connections to other Canadian cities.

The capital of Prince Edward Island is Charlottetown with around 40,000 inhabitants. The city is located in the geographical south of the island and has a natural harbor from where most of the island's exports are handled.

The city of Charlottetown became famous in September 1864 because the country of Canada was founded there in the so-called Charlottetown Conference.

The main attractions in Charlottetown include St. Peter's Cathedral, the Art Museum, the University of Prince Edward Island, the Government House, the historic Provincial House - founding place of Canada, Victoria Park, St. Dunstan's Basilica, City Hall, the Peakes Wharf, Victoria Row Promenade, Theater and Art Gallery, Upstreet Brewery and PEI Brewery, Beaconsfield Historic House, Mack Theater, Farmers Market and Historic George Street.

In July 2017 I visited Prince Edward Island for the only time so far. From Halifax, Canada, I took advantage of Air Canada's two daily flights, there in the morning and back again in the evening.

After I arrived at the airport in Charlottetown, I took an inexpensive taxi to the city center, about 10 kilometers away. The first thing I did at the visitor center was book a ticket for a three-hour city tour with the red tourist bus. The tour was very interesting and led not only through the city area of the capital, but also outside into neighboring towns. I was very surprised by the beautiful island landscape and the high number of tourists.

After the long bus ride and a delicious lunch at Peakes Wharf, I took another look at the many interesting buildings in Charlottetown on foot in a pleasant 24 degrees Celsius.

Unfortunately, the Province House, the founding house of the State of Canada, was closed for renovation.

All in all, I had a fantastic and eventful day on Prince Edward Island. Late in the evening I flew back to Halifax, where I continued my journey to Panama City the next morning.