Equivalent territory

An equivalent territory (French: territoire équivalent), formally known as territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (French: territoires équivalents à une MRC), is a territorial unit used by Statistics Canada and the Institut de la statistique du Québec.

Quebec is divided into 87 regional county municipalities (RCMs), equivalent to counties in other jurisdictions. However, the RCMs do not cover the entire territory, since major cities are outside any RCM (French: hors MRC). To ensure complete territorial coverage for certain purposes, such as the census, the equivalent territories are defined.

Most equivalent territories correspond to certain urban agglomerations; the others are Jamésie, Eeyou Istchee, and Kativik, which comprise the Nord-du-Québec region.

Equivalent territories by region

Administrative region TE and ISQ geographic code
02 Saguenay–
Saguenay 941
03 Capitale-Nationale Québec 23
04 Mauricie Shawinigan 36
Trois-Rivières 371
La Tuque 90
05 Estrie Sherbrooke 43
06 Montréal Montréal 66
07 Outaouais Gatineau 81
08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue Rouyn-Noranda 86
10 Nord-du-Québec Jamésie 991
Kativik 992
Eeyou Istchee 993
11 Gaspésie–
Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine 01
12 Chaudière-Appalaches Lévis 251
13 Laval Laval 65
15 Laurentides Mirabel 74
16 Montérégie Longueuil 58

See also

  • "Profils statistiques par région et MRC géographiques". stat.gouv.qc.ca. Institut de la statistique du Québec. 2015.
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