Counties of Canada

Canada is divided into ten provinces and three territories. Each of these entities may have different types of subdivision, used for various purposes.

Statistics Canada, the Canadian census organization, has created a Standard Geographical Classification (SGC). The SGC is a hierarchical set of regional divisions. Provinces and territories are top-level divisions, and have two-digit codes. On the second level are census divisions, also with two-digit codes. Census subdivisions, with three-digit codes, are on the third (lowest) level. To identify an area completely, the hierarchical codes are concatenated from left to right. For example, 35 09 021 represents the census subdivision of Perth, Ontario. The 35 identifies Ontario, the 09 identifies Lanark county, and the 021 specifies Perth.

Census divisions and subdivisions are subject to change every five years. In some cases, these changes simply reflect changes to the corresponding administrative divisions. In other cases, they may be made for the convenience of the census.

Canada has an official database of place names called the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base  (CGNDB). Each place in the CGNDB is located in a province or territory, and most of them are further localized by "Location". These "Locations" are province subdivisions.

To make sense of the subdivisions of provinces and territories, it is necessary to look at each province separately.

Alberta

Alberta has nineteen census divisions, numbered from 1 to 19. The SGC code for each division is the division number, left-filled with a zero if necessary to make two digits. Prefix 48 to get a four-digit code. In the CGNDB, Alberta's "Locations" are section, township, and range. Those are the survey units used when the province was first homesteaded and farmed. They form a coordinate system in which the smallest unit, a section, is one square mile. Alberta's area is over 250,000 square miles, so there could be a very large number of these geographic subdivisions.

Maps: Census divisions and economic regions .

British Columbia

The census divisions of British Columbia are called regional districts. They are incorporated, like the counties in the eastern provinces, and accordingly they are administrative divisions. The "Locations" used in the CGNDB are called land districts. They are not incorporated, but are considered geographic divisions. There are more land districts than regional districts. A few of the names are the same, but in general, the land districts are neither subsets nor supersets of the regional districts.

NameHASCSGC
Alberni-ClayoquotCA.BC.AC23
Bulkley-NechakoCA.BC.BN51
CapitalCA.BC.CP17
CaribooCA.BC.CR41
Central CoastCA.BC.CC45
Central KootenayCA.BC.CK03
Central OkanaganCA.BC.CO35
Columbia-ShuswapCA.BC.CS39
Comox-StrathconaCA.BC.CX25
Cowichan ValleyCA.BC.CV19
East KootenayCA.BC.EK01
Fort Nelson-LiardCA.BC.FL59
Fraser ValleyCA.BC.FV09
Fraser-Fort GeorgeCA.BC.FF53
Greater VancouverCA.BC.GV15
Kitimat-StikineCA.BC.KS49
Kootenay BoundaryCA.BC.KB05
Mount WaddingtonCA.BC.MW43
NanaimoCA.BC.NA21
North OkanaganCA.BC.NO37
Okanagan-SimilkameenCA.BC.OS07
Peace RiverCA.BC.PC55
Powell RiverCA.BC.PW27
Skeena-Queen CharlotteCA.BC.SQ47
Squamish-LillooetCA.BC.SL31
StikineCA.BC.ST57
Sunshine CoastCA.BC.SC29
Thompson-NicolaCA.BC.TN33
  • Name: These are all regional
    districts, except for Stikine, which
    is a region.
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative
    subdivision codes
    .
  • SGC: Standard Geographical
    Classification division code. Prefix
    59 to get a four-digit code.

 

Maps: Census divisions and economic regions .
HealthNet/BC has prepared a proposed Place Data Standard  that describes many types of geographical subdivision of British Columbia, with lists of divisions.

Manitoba

Manitoba has twenty-three census divisions, numbered from 1 to 23. The SGC code for each division is the division number, left-filled with a zero if necessary to make two digits. Prefix 46 to get a four-digit code. In the CGNDB, Manitoba's "Locations" are section, township, and range. Those are the survey units used when the province was first homesteaded and farmed. They form a coordinate system in which the smallest unit, a section, is one square mile. Manitoba's area is about 250,000 square miles, so there could be a very large number of these geographic subdivisions.

Maps: Census divisions and economic regions .

New Brunswick

New Brunswick is divided into counties. The counties are subdivided into civil parishes. They are also census divisions, and are used by the CGNDB as "Locations". Some road maps or atlas maps show county lines.

NameHASCSGCArea(Km.²)PopulationCapital
AlbertCA.NB.AL061,76426,492Hopewell Cape
CarletonCA.NB.CA113,36726,910Woodstock
CharlotteCA.NB.CH023,21927,335Saint Andrews
GloucesterCA.NB.GL154,80287,601Bathurst
KentCA.NB.KE084,49132,094Richibucto
KingsCA.NB.KI053,55964,724Hampton
MadawaskaCA.NB.MA133,26936,814Edmundston
NorthumberlandCA.NB.NO0912,09852,153Newcastle
QueensCA.NB.QU043,55612,470Gagetown
RestigoucheCA.NB.RE148,39738,701Dalhousie
Saint JohnCA.NB.SJ011,58279,302Saint John
SunburyCA.NB.SU032,79525,358Burton
VictoriaCA.NB.VI125,37221,929Perth-Andover
WestmorlandCA.NB.WE073,704120,531Dorchester
YorkCA.NB.YO109,18285,719Fredericton

Change history:

  1. 1786: Two years after it became a province, New Brunswick was organized into the counties of Charlotte, Kings, Northumberland, Queens, Saint John, Sunbury, Westmorland, and York.
  2. 1827: Gloucester and Kent counties split from Northumberland.
  3. 1838: Carleton county split from York; Restigouche county split from Gloucester.
  4. 1873: Albert county split from Westmorland; Madawaska and Victoria counties split from Carleton.

Maps: Historical county maps ; big map showing places ; road atlas ; outline map showing economic regions ; outline map ; clickable map .

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador has ten census divisions, numbered from 1 to 10. The SGC code for each division is the division number, left-filled with a zero if necessary to make two digits. Prefix 10 to get a four-digit code. In the CGNDB, Newfoundland and Labrador's "Locations" are (electoral) districts. There are some differences from the present-day electoral districts, leading me to suspect that CGNDB prepared the database at some time in the past, and didn't update for redistricting.

Maps:Census divisions and economic regions .
This genealogical site  offers a set of historical districts of Newfoundland. Genealogists have a need to identify places with respect to districts that don't vary from decade to decade. Apparently, no government-defined districts meet this need in Newfoundland.

Northwest Territories

The 1996 census, before the partition of Nunavut, showed Northwest Territories divided into five regions: Baffin, Fort Smith, Inuvik, Keewatin, and Kitikmeot. Baffin, Keewatin, and Kitikmeot correspond to the area that became Nunavut, so I've listed Fort Smith and Inuvik as the regions of NWT. The CGNDB, however, uses the districts of Franklin and Mackenzie as "Locations" within NWT. Inuvik apparently includes the northern part of Mackenzie and all of Franklin. The CGNDB may simply have failed to update to the new regions.

NameHASCSGCArea(Km.²)PopulationCapital
Fort SmithCA.NT.FS06610,45630,225Fort Smith
InuvikCA.NT.IN07394,0159,024Inuvik

Change history:

  1. 1870: Hudson's Bay Company ceded Rupert's Land and the North West Territory to Canada. Manitoba province created, consisting of about the southern third of present-day Manitoba.
  2. 1876: Part of Northwest Territories organized into Keewatin district.
  3. 1880: United Kingdom transferred its claims to all North American arctic islands (approximately the district of Franklin) to Canada.
  4. 1882-05-17: Parts of Northwest Territories organized into Alberta, Assiniboia, Athabaska, and Saskatchewan districts.
  5. 1895-10-02: Remainder of Northwest Territories organized into Franklin, Mackenzie, Ungava, and Yukon districts. Athabaska district enlarged.
  6. 1898-06-13: Yukon territory split from Northwest Territories.
  7. 1905-09-01: Alberta and Saskatchewan provinces formed by taking all of Alberta, Assiniboia, Athabaska, and part of Saskatchewan district from Northwest Territories. Remainder of Saskatchewan district annexed to Manitoba province.
  8. 1912: Ungava district annexed to Quebec province. Parts of Keewatin district annexed to Manitoba and Ontario provinces. Northwest Territories now comprised the districts of Franklin, Keewatin, and Mackenzie.
  9. ~1973: Northwest Territories reorganized into five regions: Baffin, Fort Smith, Inuvik, Keewatin, and Kitikmeot. Mapmakers have continued to show the three districts. I've only seen one map  showing the five regions, and it doesn't show the ocean borders. From the map, it appears that the old Keewatin district became Keewatin region plus parts of Baffin and Kitikmeot; Mackenzie became Fort Smith plus (part of?) Inuvik; and Franklin became most of Baffin, part of Kitikmeot, and possibly part of Inuvik.
  10. 1999: Baffin, Keewatin, and Kitikmeot regions split from Northwest Territories to form Nunavut. There may have been small changes in the boundaries of these regions.

Maps: Census divisions ; populated places .

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is divided into counties. They are also census divisions, and are used by the CGNDB as "Geo Locations". Some road maps or atlas maps show county lines.

NameHASCSGCArea(Km.²)PopulationCounty seat
AnnapolisCA.NS.AP053,32822,324Annapolis Royal
AntigonishCA.NS.AG141,40119,554Antigonish
Cape BretonCA.NS.CB172,517117,849Sydney
ColchesterCA.NS.CO103,75849,262Truro
CumberlandCA.NS.CU114,35933,804Amherst
DigbyCA.NS.DI032,51220,500Digby
GuysboroughCA.NS.GU134,17210,917Guysborough
HalifaxCA.NS.HL095,343342,966Halifax
HantsCA.NS.HN083,18339,483Windsor
InvernessCA.NS.IN153,64920,918Port Hood
KingsCA.NS.KI072,18159,193Kentville
LunenburgCA.NS.LU063,02847,561Lunenburg
PictouCA.NS.PI122,91148,718Pictou
QueensCA.NS.QU042,54612,417Liverpool
RichmondCA.NS.RI161,26711,022Arichat
ShelburneCA.NS.SH012,53617,002Shelburne
VictoriaCA.NS.VI182,8628,482Baddeck
YarmouthCA.NS.YA022,17027,310Yarmouth

Change history:

  1. 1759: Annapolis, Cumberland, Kings, and Lunenburg counties split from Halifax county.
  2. 1762: Queens county split from Lunenburg county.
  3. 1781: Hants county split from Kings county.
  4. 1784: Cape Breton became a separate colony; Sydney county split from Halifax county; Shelburne county split from Queens county; part of Cumberland county detached to become part of New Brunswick colony.
  5. 1820: Cape Breton became a county of Nova Scotia.
  6. 1835: Colchester and Pictou counties split from Halifax county; Inverness and Richmond counties split from Cape Breton county.
  7. 1836: Sydney county split into Antigonish and Guysborough county; Yarmouth county split from Shelburne county.
  8. 1837: Digby county split from Annapolis county.
  9. 1851: Victoria county split from Cape Breton county.

Maps: Counties and economic regions .

Nunavut

Nunavut inherited three regions from Northwest Territories when the two territories split. They may not be in force any more. Morris Fisher points out that Nunavut is now divided into six planning regions . I don't normally count planning regions as administrative subdivisions: they're too easily changed. If there is evidence that the planning regions are getting elected governing bodies, I will reconsider this ruling.

NameInuktitutHASCSGCArea(Km.²)PopulationCapital
BaffinQikiqtaalukCA.NU.QK041,017,88913,218Iqaluit
KeewatinKivalliqCA.NU.KV05592,3356,868Rankin Inlet
KitikmeotKitikmeotCA.NU.KT08631,6955,067Cambridge Bay
  • Inuktitut: Region name in Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit.
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes.
  • SGC: Standard Geographical Classification division
    code. Prefix 62 to get a four-digit code.
  • Population: 1996 census.

 

The correspondence between the old regions and the planning regions is as follows. Baffin region is about the same as North Baffin, South Baffin, and part of Akunniq. Keewatin approximately matches the new Keewatin and Sanikiluaq planning regions. Kitikmeot corresponds to West Kitikmeot and the larger part of Akunniq. (The map of the new planning regions is very rough, so there may be more overlaps than mentioned here.)

Maps: Regions ; Census divisions . The Nunavut Settlement Area (not quite the same as Nunavut Territory) is described by metes and bounds  and a related map . Here is another  metes-and-bounds description. A private site has several maps  in different styles.

Ontario

The census divisions of Ontario are counties, districts, district municipalities, metropolitan municipalities, regional municipalities, and united counties; on the next level are boroughs, cities, municipalities, municipal townships, separate towns, towns, and villages. Some road maps or atlas maps show county lines.

The united counties may cause some confusion. Haldimand-Norfolk is an example. In 1850, Haldimand county was split from Norfolk county. In 1974, Haldimand and Norfolk counties merged to form Haldimand-Norfolk regional municipality. On January 1, 2001, the latter was split once again into Haldimand and Norfolk counties, approximately along the original county line. Other cases include Niagara county, which formerly consisted of Lincoln and Welland counties; Prescott and Russell united counties, Leeds and Grenville united counties, and Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry united counties. The original counties that were amalgamated to form these units of government still manifest themselves in many ways.

The CGNDB appears to use counties and districts as they stood in 1950. Toronto is shown as part of York, Lincoln and Welland are shown separately, and so on (see Change history below). However, the CGNDB uses the components of united counties: for example, some places in Leeds and Grenville county are listed under Leeds, and others under Grenville.

NameHASCSGCTypeArea(Km.²)PopulationCounty seat
AlgomaCA.ON.AL57d50,039127,269Sault Sainte Marie
BrantCA.ON.BN29c1,090110,806Brantford
BruceCA.ON.BC41c4,27465,268Paisley
CochraneCA.ON.CO56d135,29493,917Cochrane
DufferinCA.ON.DF22c1,44339,897Orangeville
DurhamCA.ON.DR18rm3,838409,070Whitby
ElginCA.ON.EL34c1,86575,423Saint Thomas
EssexCA.ON.ES37c1,831327,365Windsor
FrontenacCA.ON.FR10c4,141129,089Kingston
GreyCA.ON.GR42c4,42484,071Owen Sound
HaldimandCA.ON.HD28c2,88098,707 
HaliburtonCA.ON.HB46c3,84914,421Minden
HaltonCA.ON.HT24rm940313,136Milton
Hamilton-WentworthCA.ON.HW25rm1,186451,665Hamilton
HastingsCA.ON.HS12c6,017116,434Belleville
HuronCA.ON.HU40c3,35459,065Goderich
KenoraCA.ON.KR60d396,84058,748Kenora
KentCA.ON.KT36c2,378109,943Chatham
LambtonCA.ON.LM38c2,911128,943Sarnia
LanarkCA.ON.LN09c2,94754,803Perth
Leeds and GrenvilleCA.ON.LG07uc3,39090,235Brockville
Lennox and AddingtonCA.ON.LA11c3,03037,243Napanee
ManitoulinCA.ON.MA51d4,11311,192Gore Bay
MiddlesexCA.ON.MI39c3,212372,274London
MuskokaCA.ON.MU44dm4,10548,005Bracebridge
NiagaraCA.ON.NG26rm1,862393,936Saint Catherines
NipissingCA.ON.NP48d19,58084,723North Bay
NorfolkCA.ON.NF28c(see Haldimand)Simcoe
NorthumberlandCA.ON.NU14c1,90178,224Cobourg
Ottawa-CarletonCA.ON.OC06rm2,453678,147Ottawa
OxfordCA.ON.OX32c1,98192,888Woodstock
Parry SoundCA.ON.PS49d11,23038,423Parry Sound
PeelCA.ON.PL21rm1,215732,798Brampton
PerthCA.ON.PT31c2,17669,976Stratford
PeterboroughCA.ON.PB15c3,665119,992Peterborough
Prescott and RussellCA.ON.PR02uc2,00367,183L'Orignal
Prince EdwardCA.ON.PE13c1,01023,763Picton
Rainy RiverCA.ON.RR59d18,84522,997Fort Frances
RenfrewCA.ON.RE47c7,79391,685Pembroke
SimcoeCA.ON.SC43c4,307288,684Barrie
Stormont, Dundas and GlengarryCA.ON.SD01uc3,302107,841Cornwall
SudburyCA.ON.SB52d46,77026,178Sudbury
SudburyCA.ON.SU53rm2,598161,210Sudbury
Thunder BayCA.ON.TB58d135,900158,810Thunder Bay
TimiskamingCA.ON.TI54d15,27138,983Haileybury
TorontoCA.ON.TO20mm6272,275,771Toronto
VictoriaCA.ON.VI16c3,49163,332Lindsay
WaterlooCA.ON.WT30rm1,336377,762Kitchener
WellingtonCA.ON.WL23c2,639159,609Guelph
YorkCA.ON.YO19rm2,284504,981Newmarket
  • HASC: Hierarchical administrative subdivision codes.
  • SGC: Standard Geographical Classification division code. Prefix 35 to get a
    four-digit code.
  • Type: c = county, d = district, dm = district municipality, mm = metropolitan
    municipality, rm = regional municipality, uc = united counties.
  • Population: 1991 census. Separate figures not available for newly separated
    Haldimand and Norfolk.

Change history:

  1. 1788-07-24: Ontario (then known as Upper Canada) was divided into the districts of Hesse, Lunenburgh, Mecklenburg, and Nassau.
  2. 1792-07-16: The four districts were renamed Western, Eastern, Midland, and Home, respectively, and further subdivided into 19 counties. The districts were still the primary divisions. I omit the extensive changes between this and 1850, not having the full details.
  3. 1850-01-01: Districts abolished by the Baldwin Act (1849). The counties became the primary divisions again.
  4. 1851: Grey, Ontario, Peel, Victoria, and Wellington counties created.
  5. 1851-08-02: Elgin county split from Middlesex .
  6. 1852: Brant county split from Wentworth and Halton united counties.
  7. 1853: Wentworth and Halton united counties split into Wentworth and Halton counties.
  8. 1856: Welland county split from Lincoln county.
  9. 1874: Haliburton county formed from parts of Victoria and Peterborough.
  10. 1879: Dufferin county formed from parts of Grey, Simcoe, and Wellington.
  11. 1954-01-01: Toronto metropolitan municipality split from York county.
  12. 1970-01-01: Lincoln and Welland counties merged to form Niagara regional municipality.
  13. 1973-01-01: Sudbury regional municipality split from Sudbury district.
  14. 1973-10-15: Ontario and Durham counties merged to form Durham regional municipality.
  15. 1974-01-01: Wentworth county became Hamilton-Wentworth regional municipality.
  16. 1974-04-01: Haldimand (county seat: Cayuga) and Norfolk (county seat: Simcoe) counties merged to form Haldimand-Norfolk regional municipality (county seat: Simcoe).
  17. 1995: Local government review began, resulting in many recommendations for reorganization. Summary 
  18. 2001-01-01: Eleven municipalities in Ottawa-Carleton regional municipality merged to form the City of Ottawa. Six municipalities in Hamilton-Wentworth regional municipality merged to form Hamilton city. Seven municipalities in Sudbury regional municipality merged to form Sudbury city. Haldimand-Norfolk regional municipality split into Haldimand town and Norfolk town.

Maps: County outline map showing economic regions ; county outline map  (follow "Maps" link to other maps of Ontario counties).

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is divided into counties, which are further subdivided into lots and royalties. The counties have been unchanged since colonial times. They are also census divisions, and are used by the CGNDB as "Locations". Some road maps or atlas maps show county lines.

NameHASCSGCArea(Km.²)PopulationCounty seat
KingsCA.PE.KI011,66019,328Georgetown
PrinceCA.PE.PR032,01543,241Summerside
QueensCA.PE.QU021,98167,196Charlottetown

 

Maps: County outline map .

Quebec

Quebec is divided into counties. Three of them have the special status of communautés urbaines (metropolitan municipalities). The census divisions are the counties. In the CGNDB, the "Location" is usually reported as two names, separated by a comma. The first name appears to be the name of a municipalité or MRC (county regional municipality). These are apparently subdivisions of counties. The second name is the county. Some road maps or atlas maps show county lines. There have been quite a few changes to the counties over the years, right up to the present.

NameHASCSGCArea(Km.²)Population
AbitibiCA.QC.AB888,00325,334
Abitibi-OuestCA.QC.AO873,36724,109
ActonCA.QC.AC4857814,613
Antoine-LabelleCA.QC.AL7914,90632,019
ArgenteuilCA.QC.AG761,25527,232
ArthabaskaCA.QC.AT391,89660,257
AsbestosCA.QC.AS4077215,381
AvignonCA.QC.AV063,64515,494
Beauce-SartiganCA.QC.BS291,93944,218
Beauharnois-SalaberryCA.QC.BH7046259,785
BécancourCA.QC.BC381,13619,175
BellechasseCA.QC.BL191,62929,475
BonaventureCA.QC.BO054,39319,848
Brome-MissisquoiCA.QC.BM461,54845,257
ChamplainCA.QC.CP58163312,734
CharlevoixCA.QC.CV163,75713,547
Charlevoix-EstCA.QC.CE152,37517,413
CoaticookCA.QC.CT441,16215,758
Communauté-Urbaine-de-l'OutaouaisCA.QC.OU81470201,536
Communauté-Urbaine-de-MontréalCA.QC.MR664941,775,871
Communauté-Urbaine-de-QuébecCA.QC.QU23543490,271
D'AutrayCA.QC.DA521,18835,727
Denis-RiverinCA.QC.DR045,15614,019
DesjardinsCA.QC.DE2425449,076
Deux-MontagnesCA.QC.DM7224171,218
DrummondCA.QC.DU491,62779,654
FranchevilleCA.QC.FR371,128137,458
JolietteCA.QC.JO6132148,303
KamouraskaCA.QC.KA141,92923,268
La Côte-de-BeaupréCA.QC.CB214,98521,214
La Côte-de-GaspéCA.QC.CG034,14320,903
Lac-Saint-Jean-EstCA.QC.LS932,73351,963
La Haute-Côte-NordCA.QC.HC9513,31613,541
La Haute-YamaskaCA.QC.HY4775573,351
La Jacques-CartierCA.QC.JC223,18023,282
LajemmeraisCA.QC.LJ5941485,720
La MatapédiaCA.QC.MP075,38820,930
L'AmianteCA.QC.AM311,90545,851
La MitisCA.QC.MI092,29420,157
La Nouvelle-BeauceCA.QC.NB2679324,362
La Rivière-du-NordCA.QC.RD7545573,896
L'AssomptionCA.QC.AN6025391,537
LavalCA.QC.LV65245314,398
La Vallée-de-la-GatineauCA.QC.VG8312,62218,706
La Vallée-du-RichelieuCA.QC.VR57555105,032
Le Bas-RichelieuCA.QC.BR5359353,909
Le Centre-de-la-MauricieCA.QC.CM361,29167,379
Le Domaine-du-RoyCA.QC.DD9118,65333,239
Le Fjord-du-SaguenayCA.QC.FS9445,503172,793
Le GranitCA.QC.GR302,73320,993
Le Haut-RichelieuCA.QC.HR5693092,889
Le Haut-Saint-FrançoisCA.QC.HF412,35920,769
Le Haut-Saint-LaurentCA.QC.HL691,17021,864
Le Haut-Saint-MauriceCA.QC.HM9028,02616,272
L'ÉrableCA.QC.ER321,29124,680
Les BasquesCA.QC.BA111,23210,325
Les Chutes-de-la-ChaudièreCA.QC.CC2541967,479
Les Collines-de-l'OutaouaisCA.QC.CO821,93828,894
Les EtcheminsCA.QC.ET281,80618,668
Les Îles-de-la-MadeleineCA.QC.IM0120213,991
Les Jardins-de-NapiervilleCA.QC.JN6879721,977
Les LaurentidesCA.QC.LL782,45531,580
Les MaskoutainsCA.QC.MK541,29276,828
Les MoulinsCA.QC.MU6426491,156
Les Pays-d'en-HautCA.QC.PH7773923,088
Le Val-Saint-FrançoisCA.QC.VF421,39732,304
L'Île-d'OrléansCA.QC.IO201956,938
L'IsletCA.QC.IS172,09219,938
LotbinièreCA.QC.LO331,64726,633
ManicouaganCA.QC.MN9631,78036,108
Maria-ChapdelaineCA.QC.MC9238,67428,164
MaskinongéCA.QC.MS512,00223,802
MataneCA.QC.MT083,31224,334
MatawinieCA.QC.MW6210,74035,253
MékinacCA.QC.ME355,54413,629
MemphrémagogCA.QC.MG451,28135,984
Minganie - Basse-Côte-NordCA.QC.MB98100,13212,845
MirabelCA.QC.ML7449217,971
MontcalmCA.QC.MO6372032,872
MontmagnyCA.QC.MM181,67823,667
Nicolet-YamaskaCA.QC.NY501,00123,897
Nord-du-QuébecCA.QC.NQ99741,90736,310
PabokCA.QC.PB023,07521,713
PapineauCA.QC.PP802,94719,526
PontiacCA.QC.PN8415,59715,111
PortneufCA.QC.PR343,92443,179
Rimouski-NeigetteCA.QC.RM102,57551,290
Rivière-du-LoupCA.QC.RL121,26931,485
Robert-ClicheCA.QC.RC2781918,586
RoussillonCA.QC.RS67422118,355
RouvilleCA.QC.RV5554031,370
Rouyn-NorandaCA.QC.RN865,99942,033
Sept-Rivières - CaniapiscauCA.QC.SR9790,51440,730
SherbrookeCA.QC.SH43422127,224
TémiscamingueCA.QC.TM8518,94917,381
TémiscouataCA.QC.TT133,87423,348
Thérèse-De BlainvilleCA.QC.TB73204104,693
Vallée-de-l'OrCA.QC.VO8927,16543,121
Vaudreuil-SoulangesCA.QC.VS7185284,503

 

Maps: County outline map .

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has eighteen census divisions, numbered from 1 to 18. The SGC code for each division is the division number, left-filled with a zero if necessary to make two digits. Prefix 47 to get a four-digit code. The divisions have changed very little since 1941. In the CGNDB, Saskatchewan's "Locations" are section, township, and range. Those are the survey units used when the province was first homesteaded and farmed. They form a coordinate system in which the smallest unit, a section, is one square mile. Saskatchewan's area is about 250,000 square miles, so there could be a very large number of these geographic subdivisions.

Maps: Census divisions and economic regions .

Yukon

Yukon does not have any geographic or administrative divisions. It has only one census division, consisting of the entire territory. The division's SGC code is 60 01, where 60 represents Yukon as a territory and 01 represents Yukon as a census division. Its HASC is CA.YT.YT.

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