Prince Edward County, Ontario facts for kids

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Prince Edward
City (single-tier)
County of Prince Edward
Location of Prince Edward
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County none (Single-tier municipality)
Settled 1792
Incorporated 1998
Area
 • Land 1,050.45 km2 (405.58 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,258
 • Density 24.0/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code K0K
Area code(s) 613
Website www.pecounty.on.ca

Prince Edward County is a county in Ontario, Canada. It is in Southern Ontario near the eastern end of Lake Ontario. The Bay of Quinte is north and east of the county. The county covers 1,050.45 square kilometers (405.58 square miles). According to the 2011 census, the county had a population of 25,258.

Prince Edward County is a single-tier municipality, which means it is not divided into townships and cities. There are several unincorporated communities in the county, including Picton, where the county government is based.

The Picton Pirates of the Empire B Junior C Hockey League play in Piction. The Wellington Dukes of the Ontario Junior Hockey League play in Wellington.

Prince Edward County is popular with tourists. Because it is on a lake, water sports like canoeing and sailing are very popular. The Sandbanks Provincial Park is near Picton; it is the world's largest fresh water sand bar and dune system.

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