Central Bedeque

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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
Country Canada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Prince County
Parish St David's
Lot Lot 26
Adopted 1925
Recognized 1944
Incorporated 1966
Amalgamated[1] November 17, 2014
 • Total 186
Time zone AST
 • Summer (DST) ADT
Canadian postal code
C0B 1G0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 887
NTS Map 011L05

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.


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.


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".

External links

  • Government of PEI Profile
  • Epodunk Town Profile


  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.
  • Central Bedeque Statistics
  • Government of PEI Municipality Information
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