Illustrated Glossary
Place name (PN)

Definition

'Place name' refers to selected names of active and retired geographic areas as well as names from the Canadian Geographical Names Database. Place names also include names of census subdivisions (municipalities), census divisions, designated places, population centres, provinces, federal electoral districts, economic regions and census metropolitan areas, as well as the names of some local places. There can be duplicate place names, however the place name point coordinates have been offset for cartographic display purposes.

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

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