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Brazil, State 1970 [Level 1, GIS]

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GEO1_ BR1970 identifies the household's state within Brazil in 1970. States are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_ BR1970 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Brazil 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 1970 sample is missing the island of Fernando de Noronha. The island was under military authority until 1981, and has been administered by the state of Pernambuco.
  • Guanabara is separately identified in the 1960 sample. It was a city-state that existed from 1960 to 1975 and merged with the state of Rio de Janeiro in 1975.


  • All households


  • Brazil: 1970