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Prince Edward Island: PlaceFinder West River, Prince Edward Island

West River, a river, is located in Queens County in the central portion of Prince Edward Island, Flows SE. into Charlottetown Harbour. Its precise location is N 4613', W 6310'.

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The Geography of West River


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Statistical Information

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

Originally approved as Eliot River 12 Dec. 1939 on 11L/3.Changed to West (Eliot) River 22 Nov. 1966 on 11L/6.Changed again to West River 7 Jan. 1971 on 11L/SW.

Information courtesy Geomatics Canada .

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