Illustrated Glossary
Designated place (DPL)


Usually a small community that does not meet the criteria used to define municipalities or population centres (areas with a population of at least 1,000 and a density of 400 persons per square kilometre). Designated places are created by provinces and territories, in cooperation with Statistics Canada, to provide data for submunicipal areas.

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For more information on designated place, consult the Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021.

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