Encyclopedia > List of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada
The table below lists the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada by population, using data from the Canada 2001 Census and the Canada 2006 Census. Each metropolitan area is identified by the official name of the Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) or Census Agglomeration (CA) as defined by Statistics Canada. Typically, that is the name of the largest city in the area. Any other municipality that comprises at least 10 per cent of the CMA or CA population is listed in parentheses. All listings are CAs, unless noted otherwise. The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... yet to come ... Metropolitan area in Western Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or... A census metropolitan area, or CMA is a Canadian census subdivision comprising a large urban area (known as the urban core) and adjacent areas (known as urban and rural fringes) that have a high degree of social and economic integration with the urban core. ... A Census Agglomeration, or CA is a Canadian census geographic concept used to describe smaller urban areas. ... Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ...
A metropolitanarea is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs.
A metropolitanarea usually combines an agglomeration (the contiguous built-up area) with peripheral zones not themselves necessarily urban in character, but closely bound to the centre by employment or commerce; these zones are also sometimes known as a commuter belt, and may extend well beyond the urban periphery depending on the definition used.
The term metropolitanarea is sometimes abbreviated to 'metro', for example in Metro Manila and Washington, DC Metro Area, and in that case should not be mistaken to mean the metro rail system of the city.
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