Cardigan, Prince Edward Island

Cardigan, Prince Edward Island (2016 pop.: 269[1]) was a municipality that held community status in Prince Edward Island, Canada.[2] It was a fishing community in eastern Kings County.

ProvincePrince Edward Island
 • Land5.12 km2 (1.98 sq mi)
 • Total269
 • Density52.5/km2 (136/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−04:00 (UTC)

The community was named after James Brudenell, 5th Earl of Cardigan, later Duke of Montague. Situated on the Cardigan River and originally named Cardigan Bridge, the community started and grew as a result of the shipbuilding industry and lumber trade.

Today the community's primary industry is manufacturing, followed by fishing, most notably mussels and clams.

Canada's Smallest Library in Cardigan

The community is also home to Canada's smallest library.[3]

On September 28, 2018, it was combined with six other municipalities to create the town of Three Rivers.[4]


  • Canada's Smallest Library
  • Cardigan River Heritage Centre
  • Shipbuilding Museum
  • Cape Light Restaurant
  • Cardigan Marina
  • Cardigan Lobster Suppers


  1. ^ a b c Census Profile, 2016 Census Cardigan, Community [Census subdivision, Prince Edward Island and Kings, County [Census division], Prince Edward Island]
  2. ^ "Municipal Councils and Contact Information" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island. January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  3. ^ P.E.I. library vies to be world's smallest, CBC News, July 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "EC2018–586: Municipal Government Act Town of Three Rivers Establishment" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island Executive Council. September 25, 2018. pp. 323–327. Retrieved October 27, 2018.

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Coordinates: 46°14′00″N 62°37′00″W / 46.23333°N 62.61667°W / 46.23333; -62.61667 (Cardigan)