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10 Interesting Facts About Summerside

Facts About Summerside

  • Summerside is a Canadian city in Prince County, Prince Edward Island. Summerside is the second-largest city in the province and the primary service centre for the western part of the island.
  • Summerside was officially incorporated as a town on April 1, 1877.
  • On April 1, 1995, the Town of Summerside amalgamated with the incorporated communities of St. Eleanors and Wilmot.
  • Summerside is named for an inn owned by George Linkletter II, called Summer Side House.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Summerside was 33.7 °C on 15 July 2013. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −32.2 °C on 12 January 1930
  • Summerside is twinned with Stirling, Scotland.
  • The Estimated Population of Summerside is 14,829.
  • The former post office that is located on Summer Street is a National Historic Site of Canada.
  • In 2007 the city signed a 20-year agreement with a private wind energy company to supply about 23% of its electricity from a private wind farm in the West Cape.
  • The largest single employer within the city is the Summerside Tax Centre, a Government of Canada agency which principally processes the Goods and Services Tax.

 

Facts About Summerside
Facts About Summerside

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