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Argentina, Province 1970 - 2010 [Level 1; consistent boundaries, GIS]

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GEO1_AR identifies the household's province within Argentina in all sample years.
Provinces are the first level administrative units of the country. GEO1_AR is spatially harmonized to account for political boundary changes across census years. Some detail is lost in harmonization; see the comparability discussion. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_AR can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary Files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Argentina can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level of any country refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.

Comparability — General

The province of Tierra del Fuego includes Antarctic Argentina, Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

Where boundaries changed over time, units were harmonized to create units with boundaries that remain stable over time.

Boundary changes:

  • For the 1980 and 1991 censuses, Gran Buenos Aires was a part of Buenos Aires.


  • All households.


  • Argentina: 1970, 1980, 1991, 2001, 2010