Vintage Lighthouse Pei
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Lonely lighthouse with threatening sky on Prince Edward Island.
Photography by Edward M. Fielding
Prince Edward Island (PEI or P.E.I.; French: �le-du-Prince-�douard, pronounced: [il dy pʁɛ̃s‿edwaʁ], Quebec French pronunciation: [ɪl d͡zy pʁẽs‿edwɑːʁ], Mi'kmaq: Epekwitk, Scottish Gaelic: Eilean a' Phrionnsa) is a Canadian province consisting of an island of the same name, as well as other islands. The maritime province is the smallest in the nation in land area. The island has a few other names: "Garden of the Gulf" referring to the pastoral scenery and lush agricultural lands throughout the province; and "Birthplace of Confederation", referring to the Charlottetown Conference in 1864, although PEI did not join the confederation until 1873, when it became the seventh Canadian province. P.E.I is also called "Garden of Canada", because it is one of the most beautiful provinces in Canada.
According to the 2011 census, the province of Prince Edward Island has 140,204 residents. It is located approximately 200 km north of Halifax, Nova Scotia and 600 km east of Quebec City. It consists of the main island plus 231 minor islands. Altogether, the entire province has a land area of 5,685.73 km2 (2,195.27 sq mi).
The main island is 5,620 km2 (2,170 sq mi) in size,, which is slightly larger than the U.S. state of Delaware, and is the 104th-largest island in the world, and Canada's 23rd-largest island.
Equipment: Panasonic Lumix G3
January 23rd, 2013
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