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Switzerland, Canton 2011 [Level 1, GIS]

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GEO1_CH2011 identifies the household's canton within Switzerland in 2011. Cantons are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_CH2011 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Switzerland 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

Cantons in Switzerland are comparable across time. Inner Rhodes is combined with Outer Rhodes in all samples for confidentiality purposes.


  • All households


  • Switzerland: 2011