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Designated Place Boundary Files

The Designated Place Boundary Files portray the designated place boundaries for which 2006 Census data are disseminated. A designated place is normally a small community or settlement that does not meet the criteria established by Statistics Canada to be a census subdivision (an area with municipal status) or an urban area. Designated places are created by provinces and territories, in cooperation with Statistics Canada, to provide data for sub-municipal areas. The files contain the boundaries the designated places defined for the 2006 Census.

A reference guide is available for the 2006 Boundary Files (92-160-GWE).

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