Miminegash, Prince Edward Island

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Miminegash in Prince Edward Island
Coordinates: 46°52′48″N64°13′44″W / 46.880°N 64.229°W / 46.880; -64.229 Coordinates: 46°52′48″N64°13′44″W / 46.880°N 64.229°W / 46.880; -64.229
CountryCanada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Prince County
Time zone AST
  Summer (DST) ADT
Area code(s) 902

Miminegash (Population 173) [1] is a rural municipality in Prince Edward Island, Canada. [2] It is located 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Alberton and 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Tignish. It is part of a small area in Lot 3 known as either the St. Louis, Palmer Road , or Miminegash area. This area is often associated with Tignish due to the shared Acadian roots between these areas.

Community

Miminegash is within 5 miles (8.0 km) of the following communities, known collectively as the St. Louis–Miminegash area. The area was a major source and processing center for Irish Moss harvested locally from the sea. Once processed into carrageenan, it is used as an emulsifier or a source of gloss for things such as ice cream, chocolate milk or lipstick.

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References

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