Portage, an unincorporated area, is located in Prince County in the western portion of Prince Edward Island, SE. of O'Leary. Its precise location is N 46°40', W 64°04'.
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|The Geography of Portage|
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Portage falls inside the Statistics Canada
census subdivision of Lot 10. They have detailed statistical information available
for the Lot 10 census subdivision for the following categories:
Education,Ethnicity,Family,Income,Labour Force,Population, and Shelter.
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|History of the Name|
The official history of the geographic name Portage (which can be somewhat technical, we admit):
Portage (Sett., P.O.) was adopted in Place Names of PEI, 1925. Confirmed 3 December 1946 on 21I/9.Status changed to Hamlet in 1960 Gazetteer.Status changed to Locality when Portage became part of the Community of Lady Slipper in 1983. Portage is the translation of the Micmac name - Oonigun. An Idian portage route from Cascumpeque (now Cascumpec) Bay to Egmont Bay started from Portage River.- PN of PEI, 1925.
Information courtesy Geomatics Canada .