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Chile, Province 1982 [Level 1, GIS]

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GEO1_CL1982 identifies the household's province within Chile in 1982. Provinces are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_CL1982 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Chile 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

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

  • Parinacota is combined with Arica.
  • Isla de Pascua is combined with Valparaiso.
  • Capitan Prat is combined with General Carrera.
  • Tierra del Fuego is combined with Antartica Chilena.


  • All households


  • Chile: 1982