Township (Canada)

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The term township, in Canada, is generally the district or area associated with a town.wikipedia
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Eastern Townships

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They were designated and cover most of the unattributed territory in Eastern Quebec and what is now known as the Eastern Townships and later used in surveying the Outaouais and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions.
The region comprises counties that were originally divided into townships after the traditional method of land grants of the original New England and New York settlers.

Mayor

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In some places, usually if the township is in a county, rather than in a regional municipality, the head of a political township is called a "reeve," not a mayor.
In some small townships in Ontario, the title reeve was historically used instead of mayor.

List of townships in Ontario

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This is a list of townships in the Canadian province of Ontario.

List of townships in Prince Edward Island

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This is a list of townships, known as "lots", for the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, some of which also act as Prince Edward Island's census subdivisions.

Dominion Land Survey

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In the Prairie Provinces and parts of British Columbia, a township is a division of the Dominion Land Survey.
Starting at each intersection of a meridian and a baseline and working west (also working east of the First Meridian and the Coast Meridian ), nearly square townships are surveyed, which are about 6 mi in both north–south and east–west extent.

Township

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The term township, in Canada, is generally the district or area associated with a town.

Canada

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The term township, in Canada, is generally the district or area associated with a town.

Eastern Canada

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In Eastern Canada, a township is one form of the subdivision of a county.

County

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In Eastern Canada, a township is one form of the subdivision of a county.

Nova Scotia

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The historic colony of Nova Scotia (present-day Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) used the term township as a subdivision of counties.

New Brunswick

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The historic colony of Nova Scotia (present-day Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) used the term township as a subdivision of counties.

Prince Edward Island

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The historic colony of Nova Scotia (present-day Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island) used the term township as a subdivision of counties.

Ontario

Ontario, CanadaONProvince of Ontario
In Ontario, there are both geographic townships and township municipalities.

Wildfire

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They are used primarily for geographic purposes, such as land surveying, natural resource exploration and tracking of phenomena such as forest fires or tornados.

Tornado

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They are used primarily for geographic purposes, such as land surveying, natural resource exploration and tracking of phenomena such as forest fires or tornados.

Regional municipality

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In some places, usually if the township is in a county, rather than in a regional municipality, the head of a political township is called a "reeve," not a mayor. Township municipalities, also called "political townships", are areas that have been incorporated and are a lower-tier municipality (if located in a county or regional municipality, i.e. in Southern Ontario) or single-tier municipality (if located in a district, i.e. in Northern Ontario).

Southern Ontario

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Township municipalities, also called "political townships", are areas that have been incorporated and are a lower-tier municipality (if located in a county or regional municipality, i.e. in Southern Ontario) or single-tier municipality (if located in a district, i.e. in Northern Ontario).

Northern Ontario

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Township municipalities, also called "political townships", are areas that have been incorporated and are a lower-tier municipality (if located in a county or regional municipality, i.e. in Southern Ontario) or single-tier municipality (if located in a district, i.e. in Northern Ontario).

Quebec

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In Quebec, townships are called cantons in French and can also be political and geographic, similar to Ontario although the geographic use is not used much or at all.

Surveying

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They were introduced after the British Conquest, primarily as a surveying unit.

List of regions of Quebec

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They were designated and cover most of the unattributed territory in Eastern Quebec and what is now known as the Eastern Townships and later used in surveying the Outaouais and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions.

Outaouais

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They were designated and cover most of the unattributed territory in Eastern Quebec and what is now known as the Eastern Townships and later used in surveying the Outaouais and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions.

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

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They were designated and cover most of the unattributed territory in Eastern Quebec and what is now known as the Eastern Townships and later used in surveying the Outaouais and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean regions.

Canadian Prairies

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In the Prairie Provinces and parts of British Columbia, a township is a division of the Dominion Land Survey.

British Columbia

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In the Prairie Provinces and parts of British Columbia, a township is a division of the Dominion Land Survey.