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Chile, Province 1992 [Level 1, GIS]

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GEO1_CL1992 identifies the household's province within Chile in 1992. Provinces are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_CL1992 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 Pascua is combined with Valparaiso.
  • Capitan Prat and Gral. Carrera are combined with Aisen.
  • Terra del Fuego and Antractrica Chilena are combined with Magallanes.


  • All households


  • Chile: 1992