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Commune of birth, Chile, 1982-2017

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BPLCL3 indicates the commune within Chile in which the person was born. The samples for 1982 to 2017 are coded into the modern geographic classification of communes.

See BPLCL for respondents' province of birth.

Comparability — General

BPLCL3 is comparable for 1982-2017, but users should be aware that BPLCL3 does not take into account changes in boundaries over time.

In 1974, the Chilean government decentralized the administrative regions of its country, and many province boundary and names were changed. It was not possible to recode the less-detailed pre-1970 system into the more-detailed modern system.


  • All persons


  • Chile: 1982, 1992, 2002, 2017