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Prince Edward Island: PlaceFinder Elmira, Prince Edward Island

Elmira, an unincorporated area, is located in Kings County in the eastern portion of Prince Edward Island, NE. of Souris. Its precise location is N 4627', W 6204'.

This page is a comprehensive index of all of the information on our website related to Elmira. You can also search for information on other communities.

Community Photographs

Our community photographs collection includes selected photos of schools, churches, parks, and other public buildings, areas and events. .

Elmira Museum- Train

Elmira Museum- Train
Credit: 2012 Faye Williams
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Wildflowers and Windmills

Wildflowers and Windmills
Credit: 2012 Meg Sullivan
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Visitors Guide Listings

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The Geography of Elmira


You can use our interactive maps to display maps of Elmira and area.

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Statistical Information

Elmira falls inside the Statistics Canada census subdivision of Lot 47. They have detailed statistical information available for the Lot 47 census subdivision for the following categories: Education,Ethnicity,Family,Income,Labour Force,Population, and Shelter.

Information courtesy Statistics Canada.

History of the Name

The official history of the geographic name Elmira (which can be somewhat technical, we admit):

Elmira (Sett.) was adopted in Place Names of PEI, 1925.Confirmed 7 January 194 7 on 11L/8.Status changed to Hamlet in 1960 Gazetteer.Status changed to Comp act Rural Community in 1973 Gazetteer.Status changed to Locality when Elmira b ecame a part of the Community of Eastern Kings in 1974. Name changed from Portage in 1872 to Elmira after Elmira, New York, at the sugge stion of George B. McEachern, school teacher.The name has no local significanc e but was selected for its euphony from a gazetteer.- PN of PEI, 1925.

Information courtesy Geomatics Canada .

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