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Geographic Hierarchy File

The Geographic Hierarchy File is a standard component of all data deliveries. This file helps to understand the interrelationship between census geographic areas, along with providing the English and French common names for the different levels of census geographies. 

Summary and Description
Below you will find a summary video (3:33) that covers details on the Geographic Hierarchy File, along with an overview of all the nesting relationships among census geographies.

Additional Resources:

Geography Hierarchy File Variable List
Geography Hierarchy File Metadata


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