Charlottetown is the provincial capital city for Prince Edward Island, Canada’s most sparsely populated province.
Charlottetown was the site for the world’s longest softball game, played over 96 hours starting on Thursday June 26, 2008.
The three largest employers for which Charlottetown serves as headquarters are the provincial health and wellness authority Charlottetown Health Region, City of Charlottetown and Charlottetown Board of Education.
Prince Edward Island shipped C$1.3 billion worth of goods around the globe during 2016. Highest-value PEI exports are potatoes, lobsters and other seafood, turbo-jets including parts and chemicals according to the Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database.
Charlottetown’s unemployment rate used to calculate Employment Insurance program entitlements for the Charlottetown region was 7.5% in June 2016.
Capital Facts for Charlottetown, Canada: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Ardgowan National Historic Site, Beaconsfield Historic Site, Brighton Beach Range Lighthouses, Peake’s Wharf, PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, St. Dunstan’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral, Vermilion Art Works and Victoria Row
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Charlottetown, Canada:
- Adam McQuaid, professional NHL hockey player (born Oct. 12, 1986)
- Joey Kitson (aka Big City), singer (born Nov. 23, 1969)
- Martha MacIsaac, actress (born Oct. 11, 1984)
- Lorie Kane, professional golfer (born Dec. 19, 1964)
- Robert Ghiz, former premier (born Jan. 21, 1974)
- Jonathan Torrens, TV show host (born Oct. 25, 1972)
- Katie Baker, national field hockey team captain (born Apr. 21, 1984)
- Lloyd Duffy, champion jockey (born Dec. 8, 1944)
- Dave Cameron, professional NHL hockey player & coach (born Jul. 29, 1958)
- Mike Duffy, senator & former journalist (born May 27, 1946)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches of published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a Charlottetown resident: Charlottetonian
Population: 44,739 (Charlottetown city limits)
Density: 2,616 people per square mile (59 per square kilometer)
Population: 69,325 (Metropolitan Charlottetown/Stratford)
Density: 225 people per square mile (0.3 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$4.692 billion in 2015 (Charlottetown)
GDP per person: $67,681
Note: The above GDP metrics are 2007-based and are in Canadian dollars.
Official currency used in Charlottetown: Canadian dollars
CBC News, Charlottetown softball players set world record for longest game. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Charlottetown Business Directory, Top 50 employers in Charlottetown. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Fortune, Global 500 2016. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Official Government Website, City of Charlottetown official website. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Prince Edward Island Statistics Bureau, 2015 Preliminary Real GDP by Industry. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Prince Edward Island Statistics Bureau, PEI Unemployment Rate, June 2016. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Statistics Canada, Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Statistics Canada, Census Profile, 2016 Census: Charlottetown. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Charlottetown. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Wikipedia, List of census metropolitan areas and agglomerations in Canada. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Wikipedia, Prince Edward Island. Accessed on May 19, 2017
Within city limits, Charlottetown occupies 17.1 square miles (44.3 square kilometers). The provincial capital city’s population was 44,739 people in 2016.
Including the city of Charlottetown plus its surrounding rural municipalities, cities and towns, the Charlottetown Capital Area has a land area of 308.3 square miles (798.5 square kilometers) with a capital area population of 69,325 inhabitants.
At the city level, Charlottetown’s population density is 2,616 residents per square mile (1,009 per square kilometer).
Population density dilutes within the larger Municipal Charlottetown (Stratford) area with an average 225 inhabitants per square mile (87 per square kilometer).
Charlottetonians celebrate Canada Day as a national holiday each July 1.