Types of municipalities in Quebec

Types of municipalities in Quebec

The following is a list of the types of local and supralocal territorial units in Quebec, including those used solely for statistical purposes, as defined by the Institut de la Statistique du Québec.

Not included are the urban agglomerations of Quebec, which, although they group together multiple municipalities, exercise only what are ordinarily local municipal powers.

A list of local municipal units in Quebec by regional county municipality can be found here: [http://www.mamr.gouv.qc.ca/repertoire_mun/repertoire/repertoi.asp?] or in the article List of municipalities in Quebec.

Local municipalities

All municipalities, whether township, village, parish, or unspecified ones, are functionally and legally identical. The only difference is that the designation might serve to disambiguate between otherwise identically-named municipalities, often neighbouring ones. Many such cases have had their names changed, or merged with the identically-named nearby municipality since the 1950s, such as the former city and canton of Granby, which merged in 2007.

Until the late 1990, the title "Cité" retained a few minor differences from that of "Ville". As of 2007.,

Submunicipal units

Supralocal units



*Ministère des affaires municipales et régionales website [http://www.mamr.gouv.qc.ca/repertoire_mun/repertoire/repaide.asp]
* [http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/clacon/sym_municipalites_an.htm Symbols for the Legal Status of Municipalities] on the website of the Institut de la statistique
* [http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/ct/terminologie/terminologie_geo_liste.aspx?L=T Définitions des types d'entités] , Commission de toponymie du Québec [http://www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca/]

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