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DHS-IPUMS-I Nepal regions,1996-2016 [consistent boundaries, GIS]

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DHS_IPUMSI_NP provides geographic codes for Nepal that match those in the DHS and IPUMS-International databases. This variable can be used to link contextual area data from IPUMS-DHS to IPUMS-International or vice versa. The codes in DHS_IPUMSI_NP indicate the major administrative unit in which the household was enumerated or surveyed.

GIS shapefiles for Nepal can be downloaded here.

Comparability — General

The units in DHS_IPUMSI_NP are harmonized across DHS and IPUMS-International samples to account for changing boundaries in the major administrative level of geography. The time span for DHS samples are 1996 to 2016 and corresponds to the census samples from 2001-2011 in IPUMS-International.


  • All households


  • Nepal: 2001, 2011