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Charlottetown

[shahr-luh t-toun]
noun
  1. a seaport on and the capital of Prince Edward Island, in SE Canada.
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Prince Edward Island

noun
  1. an island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, forming a province of Canada: 2184 sq. mi. (5655 sq. km). Capital: Charlottetown.
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  • They are going to call Mr. Allan to Charlottetown and of course he'll accept.

    Anne Of Avonlea

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • There is a steamer to leave Charlottetown to-morrow, at nine.

    A Changed Heart

    May Agnes Fleming

  • He was pretty certain she was in Charlottetown, but he could not exactly tell where.

    A Changed Heart

    May Agnes Fleming

  • We met her on her way back to Charlottetown and she told us she was.

    The Golden Road

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • James Douglas Haszard was born in Charlottetown in the year 1797.


British Dictionary definitions for charlottetown

Charlottetown

noun
  1. a port in SE Canada, capital of the province of Prince Edward Island. Pop: 38 114 (2001)
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Prince Edward Island

noun
  1. an island in the Gulf of St Lawrence that constitutes the smallest Canadian province. Capital: Charlottetown. Pop: 137 864 (2004 est). Area: 5656 sq km (2184 sq miles)Abbrevs: PE, PEI
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charlottetown in Culture

Prince Edward Island

Province in eastern Canada in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, separated by the Northumberland Strait from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, with which it makes up the Maritime Provinces; Canada's smallest province. Charlottetown is its capital and largest city.

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