Canadian System of Environmental-Economic Accounts - Natural Resource Asset Accounts (NRAA)

Land cover and land use of geographic area, category

Land cover and land use refers to a description of the physical nature of the land's surface (urban built-up areas or mature forest for example) and a description of the use of land for commercial, non-commercial and ecological purposes.

Geographic area refers to areas whose boundaries are specifically delimited in accordance with well-defined concepts and which, in total, cover the entire landmass of Canada. It excludes Canadian territorial enclaves abroad.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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