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Descriptor English: Prince Edward Island
Descriptor Spanish: Isla del Principe Eduardo
Descriptor Portuguese: Ilha do Príncipe Eduardo
Descriptor French: Ile-du-Prince-Édouard
Tree number(s): Z01.107.567.176.732
Z01.639.820
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011325
Scope note: An island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence constituting a province of Canada in the eastern part of the country. It is very irregular in shape with many deep inlets. Its capital is Charlottetown. Discovered by the French in 1534 and originally named Ile Saint-Jean, it was renamed in 1799 in honor of Prince Edward, fourth son of George III and future father of Queen Victoria. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p981 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p433)
Annotation: a province of eastern Canada
Allowable Qualifiers: EH ethnology
EP epidemiology
DeCS ID: 11762
Unique ID: D011325
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Prince Edward Island - Preferred
Concept UI M0017582
Scope note An island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence constituting a province of Canada in the eastern part of the country. It is very irregular in shape with many deep inlets. Its capital is Charlottetown. Discovered by the French in 1534 and originally named Ile Saint-Jean, it was renamed in 1799 in honor of Prince Edward, fourth son of George III and future father of Queen Victoria. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p981 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p433)
Preferred term Prince Edward Island



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