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Outline map of Canada's census divisions in 2001.

The census geographic units of Canada are the country subdivisions defined and used by Canada's federal government statistics bureau Statistics Canada<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> to conduct the country's five-yearly census. They exist on four levels: the top-level (first-level) divisions are Canada's provinces and territories; these are divided into second-level census divisions, which in turn are divided into third-level census subdivisions (roughly corresponding to municipalities) and fourth-level dissemination areas.

In some provinces, a census division also corresponds to a county or another similar unit of political organization, while in other provinces the boundaries are chosen arbitrarily as no such level of government exists. Two of Canada's three territories are also divided into census divisions.


Census geographic units of Canada sections
Intro   Census divisions    Census consolidated subdivisions    Census subdivisions    Dissemination areas    Specially-defined geographic units    See also    References    External links   

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Outline map of Canada's census divisions in 2001.

The census geographic units of Canada are the country subdivisions defined and used by Canada's federal government statistics bureau Statistics Canada<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> to conduct the country's five-yearly census. They exist on four levels: the top-level (first-level) divisions are Canada's provinces and territories; these are divided into second-level census divisions, which in turn are divided into third-level census subdivisions (roughly corresponding to municipalities) and fourth-level dissemination areas.

In some provinces, a census division also corresponds to a county or another similar unit of political organization, while in other provinces the boundaries are chosen arbitrarily as no such level of government exists. Two of Canada's three territories are also divided into census divisions.


Census geographic units of Canada sections
Intro   Census divisions    Census consolidated subdivisions    Census subdivisions    Dissemination areas    Specially-defined geographic units    See also    References    External links   

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