Place:Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada


Alt namesKingssource: Family History Library Catalog
Located inPrince Edward Island, Canada
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Kings County (2011 population 17,990) is located in eastern Prince Edward Island, Canada.

It is the province's smallest, most rural and least-populated county. Kings County is also least dependent upon the agriculture industry compared with the other two counties, while being more heavily dependent on the fishery and forest industry. Comparatively large parts of the county are still forested and it hosts the province's largest sawmill. The only heavy industry, aside from forestry and industrial farming, is a small shipyard, although secondary manufacturing has been established in recent years.

The county was named by Capt. Samuel Holland in 1765 for King George III (1738-1820). As such, Kings County's shire town is Georgetown. The largest town is Montague.

In 2008, Kings County was the region with the second highest self-reported obesity rate in Canada.

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