Canada

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Prince Edward Island has a total population of 133,385. The capital city is Charlottetown, which has a total population of 58,358. The area of the province is 1,398,586 acres , of which 10% is Crown Land. 90% of the land in Prince Edward Island is privately held.

How Prince Edward Island is owned

The Crown owns all physical land, but 90% of the land of Prince Edward Island has been granted or dedicated in freehold tenure.

Homes held in freehold tenure

There are a total of 50,800 homes in the province. Of these, 35,960 are held in freehold tenure by the occupant. 71% of people in Prince Edward Island have freehold tenure.

Parks

There is one National Park in Prince Edward Island, covering a total of 6,721 acres.

Agriculture

There are 1,845 farms in Prince Edward Island, covering a total area of 646,122 acres. The average area of each farm is 350 acres. 1,800 of these farms are held in freehold tenure by the operator, covering a total of 477,503 acres. The remaining farms are rented or leased and cover a total of 168,618 acres.

Mining

There are no significant individual mineral mines on Prince Edward Island. The principal mined products are sand, gravel and peat.

Forestry

Total Forest Land held by the Province: 56,833 acres

 

Privately held Land (held by individuals, companies, municipalities):

Other 610,337 acres

Total: 610,337 acres

 

Percentage of land held by the Provincial Government: 7%

Percentage of land held by the Federal Government: 1%

Percentage of Forest Land Privately held: 92%

Percentage of Industrial Private land holders Owners: 0%

 

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