Cardigan, Prince Edward Island

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Cardigan
CardignPEMainStreet.jpg
Main Street in Cardigan, 2008
CountryCanada
Province Prince Edward Island
Area
 (2016) [1]
  Land5.12 km2 (1.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2021) [1]
  Total254
  Density52.5/km2 (136/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−04:00 (UTC)

Cardigan (2016 pop.: 269 [1] ) was a municipality that held community status in Prince Edward Island, Canada. [2] It was a fishing community in eastern Kings County.

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The community was named by Welsh farmers, [3] later it was thought to be named after James Brudenell, 5th Earl of Cardigan, later Duke of Montague. Situated on the Cardigan River and originally named Cardigan Bridge, the community started and grew as a result of the shipbuilding industry and lumber trade.

Today the community's primary industry is manufacturing, followed by fishing, most notably lobster, mussels and clams.

The community is also home to Canada's smallest library. [4]

On September 28, 2018, it was combined with six other municipalities to create the town of Three Rivers. [5]

Federal census population history of Cardigan
YearPop.±%
1956218    
1961193−11.5%
1966263+36.3%
1971266+1.1%
1976313+17.7%
1981321+2.6%
1986346+7.8%
1991 359+3.8%
1996 371+3.3%
2001 382+3.0%
2006 374−2.1%
2011 332−11.2%
2016 269−19.0%
2021 254−5.6%
Source: Statistics Canada
[6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [1]

Attractions

Canada's Smallest Library in Cardigan CardiganPELibrary.jpg
Canada's Smallest Library in Cardigan

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References

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  2. "Municipal Councils and Contact Information" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island. January 27, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 29, 2016. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  3. "Ambitious plans to celebrate town's maritime history". Tivyside Advertiser. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  4. P.E.I. library vies to be world's smallest, CBC News, July 23, 2013.
  5. "EC2018586: Municipal Government Act Town of Three Rivers Establishment" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island Executive Council. September 25, 2018. pp. 323–327. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
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Coordinates: 46°14′00″N62°37′00″W / 46.23333°N 62.61667°W / 46.23333; -62.61667 (Cardigan)