== Divisioni censuarie ==
Canada's second-level geographic units are called "census divisions". In terms of size, they generally lie between the top-level administrative divisions of the [[Regions of Canada|province and territory]] and third-level administrative divisions such as [[Administrative divisions of Canada|sections, townships and ranges]]. Census divisions are divided into census subdivisions (see section below).
In most cases, a census division corresponds to a single unit of the appropriate type listed above. However, in a few cases, Statistics Canada groups two or more units into a single statistical division:
* In Ontario
, [[Haldimand County, Ontario| Haldimand County]] and [[ Norfolk County, Ontario| Norfolk County]] are grouped as a single census division, as are [[Brant , Ontario|Brant]] and [[Brantford , Ontario|Brantford]]. Both groups were formerly single units under Ontario's regional government structure, but were dissolved in 2001.
* In Quebec, 93 of 98 census divisions correspond precisely to the territory of one [[regional county municipality]] (possibly with the addition of Indian reserves, which do not legally belong to RCMs) or a "territory equivalent to an RCM" (TÉ). However, there are five census divisions consisting of two or three RCMs or equivalent territories each. For a list of these, see [[List of regional county municipalities and equivalent territories in Quebec#Use as census divisions]]
== Suddivisioni censuarie ==
Census subdivisions generally correspond to the municipalities of Canada. They include [[ Unorganized territory (Canada)| unorganized territories]] and the [[Indian reserve]]s [[ Indian settlement| and settlements]] determined by [[Indian and Northern Affairs Canada]].
== Unità geografiche speciali ==
===Aree metropolitane censuarie===
: ''See template below for links to census metropolitan areas by size.''
A "census metropolitan area" (CMA) is a grouping of census subdivisions comprising a large urban area (the "urban core") and those surrounding "urban fringes" and "rural fringes" with which it is closely integrated. To become a CMA, an area must register an urban core population of at least 100,000 at the previous census. CMA status is retained even if this core population later drops below 100,000.
== Collegamenti esterni ==
''Reference maps''] for census divisions at Statistics Canada .
[[Category:Suddivisioni del Canada]]