an area that is a municipality or an area that is deemed to be equivalent to a municipality for statistical reporting purposes (for example, as an Indian reserve or an unorganized territory)
The census subdivision or CSD is a geostatistical unit that is best approximated by a municipality or its equivalent (Indian reserve, Indian settlement, parish, village, and town). Census subdivisions are created by provincial or federal law. There are a total of 1,637 census subdivisions in Quebec. See also " municipality ".
General term for municipalities (as determined by provincial legislation) or areas treated as municipal equivalents for statistical purposes (for example, Indian reserves, Indian settlements and unorganized territories).