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Dissemination block (DB)

Part A - Plain language definition:

Area equivalent to a city block bounded by intersecting streets. These areas cover all of Canada.

Part B - Detailed definition:

A dissemination block (DB) is an area bounded on all sides by roads and/or boundaries of standard geographic areas. The dissemination block is the smallest geographic area for which population and dwelling counts are disseminated. Dissemination blocks cover all the territory of Canada.

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