Charlottetown is a Canadian city and the capital of the province of Prince Edward Island. The city was first built as a town in 1855 and designated as a city in 1885. It is also the county seat of Queens.
The population of the city in 2011 was 34,562, while the population of the census geographic unit of Charlottetown in the 2006 census was 58,625, a little less than half of the total population of the province.
Charlottetown's economy is dominated by the public sector. The provincial, federal and municipal levels of government are significant in the central part of Queens County, as well as healthcare and secondary and post-secondary education. Technology companies have also been increasing their hand share of the city in the past decade, although current numbers are quite low once call centers are excluded. Other important economic activities include light manufacturing such as chemicals, biotechnology and machinery.
Charlottetown's economy is dominated by the public sector. The levels of provincial, federal and municipal government are important employers in the central part of Queens County, as are the health care and secondary and postsecondary education sectors. Technology companies have increased their participation in the workforce of the city, however, the actual figures are quite small once call centers are excluded. Other important economic activities include light manufacturing, such as chemicals, biotechnology and machining.blog comments powered by Disqus