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Outline map of Canada's Census Divisions in 2001
Outline map of Canada's Census Divisions in 2001

Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. The term "Census Division" is also used by the U.S. Census Bureau to refer to 9 large clusters of states. See [1] for a map. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1388x1214, 104 KB) modified from Canadian government map File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1388x1214, 104 KB) modified from Canadian government map File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Census divisions are defined by Statistics Canada as the next smallest political region below province or territory, in Canada, similar to a county. They are outlined by Statistics Canada to take national population counts every five years. Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society and culture. ... Politics is the process and method of decision-making for groups of human beings. ... Region can be used to mean either: any more or less well-defined geographical area of a country or continent, defined by geography, culture or history in political geography, an administrative subdivision of a country or of the European Union. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society and culture. ...


In New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, census divisions are the same as counties. In Quebec and British Columbia, they follow regional municipality lines. In Ontario they follow lines of "upper-tier" municipalities, which can be counties, districts, regional municipalities or even cities depending on the part of the province (see the link below). Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope restored) Official languages English, French Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant-Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 10 10 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 11th 72 908 km² 71 450 km² 1 458 km... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Official languages English Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant-Governor Myra Freeman Premier John Hamm Premier-designate Rodney MacDonald (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 11 10 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 12th 55... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (Latin: The small under the protection of the great) Official languages English Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 4 4 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 13th 5,660 km... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183,128 km² 176,928... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Official languages English, French Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 36 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 5th 944,735 km² 925,186 km² 19,549... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English, French (in some areas) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th...


In Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba census divisions are numbered, and take in groups of municipalities such as cities and townships. (Thus Alberta has Counties but they're not equivalent to divisions.) In Newfoundland and Labrador, census division boundaries were drawn arbitrarily and are also numbered. However, in these provinces they primarily serve the purpose of census taking; in some of these provinces they are also used for municipal organization, and as health regions. Motto: Fortis et Liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 6th 661,848 km² 642,317 km² 19,531 km² (2. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 7th 651,036 km² 9. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 8th 647,797 km² 14. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... The term township generally means the district or area associated with a town. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Official languages English Capital St. ...


The Northwest Territories and Nunavut are both divided into regions. The Yukon has no census divisions, and is considered a census division in itself. Motto: None Official languages Dene Suline, Cree, Dogrib, English, French, Gwichin, Inuktitut, Slavey Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 3rd 1,346,106 km² 12. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total... Motto: none Official languages English Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 9th 482,443 km² 474,391 km² 8,052 km² (1. ...


There are also smaller divisions known as census subdivisions, which generally correspond to municipal units. Census subdivision is a Canadian political region organized by Statistics Canada and determined by the provinces. ...


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See also The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is divided into 10 Census divisions which are numbered 1 through 10. ... Counties in Nova Scotia shown with their county seats Annapolis County, Nova Scotia--Annapolis Royal Antigonish County, Nova Scotia--Antigonish Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia--Sydney Colchester County, Nova Scotia--Truro Cumberland County, Nova Scotia--Amherst Digby County, Nova Scotia--Digby Guysborough County, Nova Scotia--Guysborough Halifax County, Nova Scotia... There are only three counties in Prince Edward Island: shown with their county seats Kings County, Prince Edward Island--Georgetown Prince County, Prince Edward Island--Summerside Queens County, Prince Edward Island--Charlottetown Categories: Prince Edward Island counties ... This is a list of the counties in the Canadian province of New Brunswick: (county seat) Albert County, New Brunswick, formed in 1845 from part of Westmorland County (Hopewell Cape) and a small part of Saint John County Carleton County, New Brunswick, formed in 1833 from part of York County... Following is a list of the regional county municipalites, territories, and newly amalgamated cities (villes) in the province of Quebec. ... In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are three different types of census divisions: single-tier municipalities, upper-tier municipalities (which can be regional municipalities or counties) and districts. ... Regions in the province of Manitoba, Canada, showing the census divisions in each. ... The province of Saskatchewan, Canada is divided into 18 census divisions according to Statistics Canada. ... The province of Alberta, Canada, is divided into 19 census divisions according to Statistics Canada. ... The Canadian Province of British Columbia is divided into Regional Districts, analogous to counties in other jurisdictions. ... There are currently only two census divisions in the Northwest Territories shown with their regional seats Fort Smith Region, Northwest Territories--Fort Smith Inuvik Region, Northwest Territories--Inuvik These regions are not to be confused with the former districts of the Northwest Territories. ... There are only three census divisions in Nunavut shown with their regional seats: Baffin Region, Nunavut--Iqaluit Kivalliq Region, Nunavut--Rankin Inlet Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut--Cambridge Bay ...

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Census division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (276 words)
Census divisions are defined by Statistics Canada as the next smallest political region below province or territory, in Canada, similar to a county.
In New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, census divisions are the same as counties.
In Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba census divisions are numbered, and take in groups of municipalities such as cities and townships.
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