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Prince Edward Island: PlaceFinder Kensington, Prince Edward Island

Kensington, a town, is located in Prince County in the western portion of Prince Edward Island, NE. of Summerside. Its precise location is N 4626', W 6339'.

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

Municipal Government Information

The Town was incorporated in 1914 and has a population of 1496.

Telephone: (902) 836-3781
Facsimile: (902) 836-3741
Address: PO Box 418, Kensington, PE, C0B 1M0
Meetings: Second Monday of month, 7:00 p.m. 55 Victoria Street, Kensington This information is subject to change. Please contact the municipality to confirm the meeting time and location.
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Community Photographs

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

Kensington Family Medical Centre, office of Dr. Peter MacKean, et al.

Kensington Family Medical Centre, office of Dr. Peter MacKean, et al.
Credit: 2001 Brian Simpson
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Credit: 2009 Stella Hagen
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Hay harvest

Hay harvest
Credit: 2009 Stella Hagen
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Getting ready for spring planting

Getting ready for spring planting
Credit: 2009 Stella Hagen
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Visitors Guide Listings

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The Geography of Kensington


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

Click on the map link: Show Map

Driving Distances and Times

To find driving distances and times from other locations, consult the distance chart for Kensington.

Statistical Information

The PEI Community Accounts has information about Kensington.   Community Accounts provides a comprensive source of community, regional, and provincial data on social, environmental and economic topics

Information courtesy of Community Accounts

Kensington falls inside the Statistics Canada census subdivision of Lot 19. They have detailed statistical information available for the Lot 19 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 Kensington (which can be somewhat technical, we admit):

Kensington (Town) was incorporated in 1914.Confirmed in Place Names of PEI, 1925 and 2 August 1944 on 11L/5. The names list for the 1944 confirmation had Village by mistake, instead of Town. Name chosen at a community meeting in the early 1870s. Proposed by settlers of English extraction. -PN of PEI, 1925.

Information courtesy Geomatics Canada .

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