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Tignish is a relatively small fishing community located in western Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is located approximately 50 miles NW of the city of Summerside, and 90 miles NW of Charlottetown[1]. With a town population of 990, plus around 700 in surrounding localities, Tignish is considered by the government to be a "village", which is one level higher than a locality, one level lower than a town, and two levels lower than a city.

Tignish was discovered in the late 1790s by nine founding Acadian families, with future non–Acadian citizens (mostly Irish) arriving in the 1800s and settling mostly in the nearby smaller locality of Anglo–Tignish (whose name literally means "English Tignish"). Most of Tignish citizens today are either of Acadian or Irish heritage.

One of Tignish's most popular and defining structures is the local Catholic church, which was among the first major structures built in Tignish, and was constructed between 1857 and 1860.

Tignish Map