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Central Bedeque is a former municipality that previously held community status in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island.[1] It was dissolved through its amalgamation with the Community of Bedeque on November 17, 2014 to create the Community of Bedeque and Area.[1] It is located north of Borden-Carleton within Lot 26, Prince County. Its primary industry is agriculture.

Central Bedeque
Former community
Central Bedeque is located in Prince Edward Island
Central Bedeque
Central Bedeque in Prince Edward Island
Coordinates: 46°20′24″N 63°42′11″W / 46.340°N 63.703°W / 46.340; -63.703Coordinates: 46°20′24″N 63°42′11″W / 46.340°N 63.703°W / 46.340; -63.703
CountryCanada
ProvincePrince Edward Island
CountyPrince County
ParishSt David's
LotLot 26
Adopted1925
Recognized1944
Incorporated1966
Amalgamated[1]November 17, 2014
Population
 (2001)
 • Total186
Time zoneAST
 • Summer (DST)ADT
Canadian postal code
C0B 1G0
Area code(s)902
Telephone Exchange887
NTS Map011L05
GNBC CodeBAECM

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HistoryEdit

The name, Central Bedeque, was first adopted in 1925, and was confirmed in 1944. It was established as a village in 1966. Its former names were the Strong's Corner, and the Weatherbie's Corner until the name was changed to Central Bedeque when it was incorporated.

GeographyEdit

Central Bedeque is located northwest of Borden-Carleton in the central part of the province on the south shore (fronting the Northumberland Strait), and is on the Dunk River.

Central Bedeque traces its name to neighbouring Bedeque (which it also shares with neighbouring North Bedeque and Lower Bedeque). The name "Bedeque" may be a corruption of a term used by the Mi'kmaq Nation with several meanings such as "sunny camping place" or "the hot place".

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "EC2014-524: Municipalities Act, Community of Central Bedeque and Community of Bedeque Amalgamation" (PDF) (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island: Executive Council. September 9, 2014. p. 2. Retrieved February 8, 2015.