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Standard Geographical Classification, Reference Maps

The Standard Geographical Classification is a classification of geographical areas used to collect and disseminate statistics. The 2006 edition replaces the 2001 edition as the official classification for geographical areas for the 2006 Census and other Statistics Canada surveys.

Volume II contains reference maps showing boundaries, names, codes and locations of the geographical areas in the classification. The reference maps show census subdivisions, census divisions, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations, and economic regions. The maps can be downloaded for free in PDF format from our Internet site. In January 2007, Volume II will also be released in a paper version.

A reference guide is available (92-149-GWE)

To access this free product to your computer, please follow the steps below:

Note to users: The National Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations Standard Geographical Classification, Reference Map PDF file contains imbedded links. These links will be active as long as they are logged on to the Internet. Should the file be saved on a hard drive and viewed offline, the link will be broken and the user will receive an error message.

The maximum dimensions for any SGC map are 91 cm by 112 cm (36 inches by 44 inches).

You need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the maps. For more information, visit Troubleshooting PDFs.

Contact us to order a copy of these maps on paper or on CD-ROM.