Kingston, Prince Edward Island

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Kingston in Prince Edward Island
Coordinates: 46°15′47″N63°16′34″W / 46.263°N 63.276°W / 46.263; -63.276 Coordinates: 46°15′47″N63°16′34″W / 46.263°N 63.276°W / 46.263; -63.276
CountryCanada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Queens County
Time zone AST
  Summer (DST) ADT
Area code(s) 902

Kingston is a rural municipality in Prince Edward Island, Canada. [1] It is located within Queens County to the west of Charlottetown. The community is mainly farms with a small residential area.

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Government

Local government in Kingston is in the form of a seven-member community council with a chair. [2] The council sits at Cornwall Post Office in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island.

Provincially, the area is covered by the following three districts with a MLA representing each:

At the federal level, it is located within the riding of Charlottetown.

Attractions

Kingston United Church c. 1863

Transportation

The main roads in Kingston is Kingston Road (Route 235 (Prince Edward Island)) and Bannockburn Road (Route 247 (Prince Edward Island)) are secondary provincial highways. The closest airport is Charlottetown Airport and there are no railway lines as they are not found in the province.

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References

  1. "Municipal Councils and Contact Information" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island. January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  2. "The Council | Kingston Community Council".