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City of Summerside
The waterfront development of Summerside
The waterfront development of Summerside
The Garden of the Gulf
Country Canada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Prince County
Founded 1800s
Town April 1, 1877
City April 1, 1995
 • Total 28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Sea level to 29 m (0 to 95.1 ft)
 • Total 14,751
Time zone UTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s) 902
Website City of Summerside Website

Summerside is a city in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.

The population of Summerside was 14,751 in 2011. The mayor of Summerside is Basil Stewart.

Summerside was incorporated as a town on April 1, 1877, and as a city on April 1, 1995. The largest employer in the city is the Canada Revenue Agency. The city was home to CFB Summerside, an air force base located in the city, but that has since closed. The city is the only municipality in North America that owns its own electric utility and provides its residents with 46% of their energy consumption through green wind energy. The city is home to the Summerside Storm which play in the National Basketball League of Canada. The former post office that is located on Summer Street is a National Historic Site of Canada.

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