Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006 - Volume I, The Classification

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This standard was approved as a departmental standard on January 16, 2007.

2006 version of the SGC

The Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) is Statistics Canada's official classification of geographic areas in Canada. The SGC provides unique numeric codes for three types of geographic areas: provinces and territories, census divisions (counties, regional municipalities), and census subdivisions (municipalities). The three geographic areas are hierarchically related; a seven-digit code is used to show this relationship. In addition to the SGC units, metropolitan areas with their component census subdivisions and economic regions with their component census divisions are included.

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The Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) is Statistics Canada's official classification of geographic areas in Canada. The SGC provides unique numeric codes for three types of geographic areas: provinces and territories, census divisions (counties, regional municipalities), and census subdivisions (municipalities). The three geographic areas are hierarchically related; a seven-digit code is used to show this relationship. In addition to the SGC units, metropolitan areas with their component census subdivisions are included.

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