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PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL STATISTICS

PROVINCE/TERRITORY PROVINCIAL POPULATION* NUMBER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BY TYPE NUMBER OF COUNCILLORS**
Alberta 4,067,175 348 18 cities
107 towns
92 villages
51 summer villages
5 specialized municipalities
64 municipal districts
8 improvement districs
3 special areas
1,874
British Columbia 4,648,055 188 162 Municipalities:
   52 cities
   49 district municipalities
   42 villages
   14 towns
   1 island municipality
   1 resort municipality
   2 mountain resort municipalities
   1 Indian government district
      (Sechelt)

27 regional districts

Unique forms of local government & Aboriginal self governments under treaties:
   1 islands trust
   231 improvement districts
   7 treaty First Nations
1,414
Manitoba 1,278,365 137 10 cities
25 towns
2 villages
36 municipalities
62 rural municipalities
2 local government districts
985
New Brunswick 747,101 104 8 cities
26 towns
61 villages
8 rural communities
1 regional municipality
234 local service districts
535
Newfoundland and Labrador 519,716 276 3 cities
268 towns
5 Inuit community governments
177 local service districts
1,356
Northwest Territories 41,786 33 1 city
5 towns
1 village
11 hamlets
7 First Nation designated authorities
3 charter communities
5 First Nations
125
Nova Scotia 923,598 50 3 regional municipalities
26 towns
9 counties
12 district municipalities
377
Nunavut 35,944 25 1 town
24 hamlets
146
Ontario 13,448,494 444 30 upper-tier municipalities:
   20 counties
   6 regional municipalities
   1 district municipality
   3 united counties

241 lower-tier municipalities:
   19 cities
   40 municipalities
   60 towns
   115 townships
   1 united township
   6 villages

173 single-tier municipalities:
   28 cities
   4 counties
   23 municipalities
   28 towns
   85 townships
   5 villages
2,813
Prince Edward Island 142,907 73 2 cities
11 towns
60 communities
480
Québec 8,164,361 1,134 646 municipalities
224 cities and towns
151 parishes
44 villages
43 townships
2 united townships
14 northern villages
8 Cree villages
1 Naskapi village
1 regional government
  (Eeyou Istchee Baie-James)
7,580
Saskatchewan 1,098,352 779 16 cities
146 towns
257 villages
40 resort villages
296 rural municipalities
24 northern municipalities:
   2 northern towns
   11 northern villages
   11 northern hamlets)
4,446
Yukon 35,874 13 1 city
3 towns
4 villages
2 hamlets
3 local advisory councils
72
  * Source:
Statistics Canada
    ** Source: Getting to 30% by 2026 by FCM

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