Getting Oriented

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Getting Oriented

Erosion and time have chewed Prince Edward Island into a ragged crescent, with deep inlets and tidal streams that divide the province into three nearly equal parts, known locally by their county names of Kings, Queens, and Prince (east to west). The Island is 195 km (121 mi) long and ranges in width from 6 km (4 mi) to 61ΒΌ km (38 mi). Despite the gentle hills in the eastern and central regions of Prince Edward Island, the land never rises to a height of more than 152 meters (500 feet) above sea level. To the west, from Summerside to North Cape, the terrain is flatter.

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