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Province of birth, Chile, 1960-2002

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BPLCL2 indicates the province in Chile in which the person was born. All samples from1960 to 2002 are coded into the pre-1974 geographic system of provinces.

See BPLCL for a comparable variable using the modern province classification for 1982-2002.

Comparability — General

In 1974, the Chilean government decentralized the administrative regions of its country, and many larger provinces were broke up into smaller size provinces. In addition, some municipalities were created, disappeared, or changed boundaries. See PROVCL2 for a discussion of these changes.


  • All persons


  • Chile: 1960, 1970, 1982, 1992, 2002