Charlottetown is a Canadian city and the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island. The population of the city, proper in the 2001 census was 32,245 and the population of the census agglomeration was 58,358. Almost half of the Island's population lives within the Charlottetown area. Charlottetown was first incorporated as a town in 1855 and designated as a city in 1885. It is also the county seat of Queens County.