Prince Edward Island is the least populated province in Canada and also the smallest by land area. It has a population of about 142,907 residents according to the 2016 population estimate. The island became a British Colony in the 1700s and then a province in 1873, making it the seventh province in Canada. It is actually one of Canada’s older settlements, reflecting older immigrations.
Prince Edward Islanders are primarily farmers. The island produces up to 25% of the potatoes in Canada. It also has luxuriant agricultural lands and pastoral scenery; these features have earned it the name “Garden of the Gulf”.
Health statistics in Prince Edward Island (PEI) show that 11.9% of the residents have repeat hospital stays for mental illness as compared to 12.1% for the rest of Canada.
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