Census division

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Census division is an official term in Canada and the United States. The census divisions of Canada are second-level census geographic unit, below provinces and territories, and above "census subdivisions" and "dissemination areas". In provinces where they exist, the census division may correspond to a county, a regional municipality or a regional district.[1] In the United States, the Census Bureau divides the country into four census regions and nine census divisions.[2] The bureau also divides counties (or county equivalents) into either census county divisions or minor civil division, depending on the state.


  1. ^ http://geodepot.statcan.ca/Diss/Reference/COGG/ShortDescription_e.cfm?GEO_LEVEL=3&TUTORIAL=1&ABBRV=CD
  2. ^ http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/dv_metadata.html