Prince Edward Island at a Glance

Status: Province of Canada

Land Area:

5,660 Km2

Population (1996):

134,557

Urban Population:

59,460

Rural Population:

75,097

Population Density:

23.8 per sq. km (highest in Canada)

Working Age Population (15 and over), 1997:

107,300

Labor Force, 1997:

71,100

Employment Rate:

56.4%

Unemployment Rate:

14.9% (second highest in Canada)

Capital: City of Charlottetown, Population

32,531

Legislative Assembly:

27 members

Counties and their Population, 1996

 

Kings:

19,561

Queens

70,430

Prince:

44,566

Climate:

 

Summer average daytime high, July and August:

23.0 degrees Celsius

Winter average daytime high, January and February:

-3.5 degrees Celsius

Average yearly snowfall

275 centimeters

global economy for a new class of players, including formerly developing countries and specialized jurisdictions within larger countries. The Bank asked the NRC to develop a "Knowledge Assessment [process] . . . to assess a country's ability to capture and generate knowledge, turn it into action, and become . . . a 'learning nation."'2 The National Research Council formed the Committee on Knowledge Assessment, which included among its members senior scientists, engineers, and executives from university, government, and the private sector, to help design the methodology. The result was published by the National Academy Press3, and it led NRC to approach several developing countries to initiate a pilot project to test the effectiveness of the process.

2  

Jean-François Rischard, quoted in Prospectus for National Knowledge Assessment, National Research Council, 1996. P. 6.

3  

Prospectus for National Knowledge Assessment, National Research Council, 1996.



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