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BPLBJ2 indicates the person's commune of birth within Benin.

Comparability — General

The 1992, 2002, and 2013 samples have more details on unknown communes in each department, whereas all unknown provinces are coded as one category in 1979.

Users should be aware that there have been changes in boundaries between the sample years.


  • Benin 1979: All persons
  • Benin 1992: All persons
  • Benin 2002: All persons
  • Benin 2013: All persons


  • Benin: 1979, 1992, 2002, 2013