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Brazil, State 1980 [Level 1, GIS]

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GEO1_ BR1980 identifies the household's state within Brazil in 1980. States are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_ BR1980 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 island of Fernando de Noronha was under military authority until 1981, and has been administered by the state of Pernambuco. Due to confidentiality issues, it was merged with Pernambuco in the 1960 sample.
  • In 1977, Mato Grosso state was split into two halves, with Mato Grosso do Sul becoming a new state.


  • All households


  • Brazil: 1980