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Botswana, District 2001 [Level 1, GIS]

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GEO1_BW2001 identifies the household's district within Botswana in 2001. Districts are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_BW2001 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.

  • Delta is combined with Ngamiland West for confidentiality reasons.
  • Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve is combined with Ghanzi for confidentiality reasons.
  • Sowa Town is combined with Central Tutume for confidentiality reasons.
  • Orapa is combined with Central Boteti for confidentiality reasons.
  • Jwaneng and Ngwaketse West are combined with Ngwaketse South for confidentiality reasons.


  • All households


  • Botswana: 2001