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Botswana, District 1981 [Level 1, GIS]

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GEO1_BW1981 identifies the household's district within Botswana in 1981. Districts are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_BW1981 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Botswana 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

Districts with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring districts to create units with populations greater than 20,000.

  • Central Tuli Block is combined with Central Bobonong for confidentiality reasons.
  • Okavango Delta is combined with Ngamiland North for confidentiality reasons.
  • Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve is combined with Gansti for confidentiality reasons.


  • All households


  • Botswana: 1981