Place Name Master File (PN), 1991 Census

Coordinate system: 4269 - "NAD83"


The 1991 Place Name Master File (PNMF) is a digital product which provides population and dwelling counts for census subdivisions (CSDs) and unincorporated places (UPs) linked to enumeration areas (EAs). In addition, the current version of the PNMF also provides over 21,000 other place names (PNs) linked to standard geographic areas through the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC). Each point represents a record in the PNMF.

The original dataset is available from Statistics Canada as a text files (.txt). For view in Scholars Portal, the dataset was converted from this original format into a Shapefile using the point coordinates available for each record. Each point is the population centre of an Enumeration Area.

The original data, and other supporting files and documentation, are available as additional downloads from Scholars GeoPortal.

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