Place:Tignish, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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NameTignish
TypeCommunity
Coordinates46.967°N 64.05°W
Located inPrince, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Tignish is a Canadian town located in Prince County, Prince Edward Island.

It is located approximately northwest of the city of Summerside, and northwest of the city of Charlottetown. It has a population of 719.[1] The name "Tignish" is derived from the Mi'kmaq "Mtagunich", meaning "paddle".

Tignish was founded in the late 1790s by nine francophone Acadian families, with further immigrants (mostly Irish) arriving in the 19th century and settling mostly in the nearby smaller locality of Anglo–Tignish (meaning "English Tignish"). Many of Tignish residents today are either of Acadian or Irish heritage.

One of the town's most popular and defining structures is the local Catholic church, St. Simon & St. Jude Catholic Church, which was among the first major structures built in Tignish, constructed between 1857 and 1860. Tignish was designated a community or village in 1952. It changed its status to a town in 2017.

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