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Greece, Department 2011 [Level 1, GIS]

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GEO1_GR2011 identifies the household's department within Greece in 2011. Departments are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_GR2011 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Greece can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.

Comparability — General

Several geographical units in Greece have been combined by the National Statistical Service of Greece, which is different from the regionalization implemented on other IPUMS countries.

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

  • Aghion Oros is combined with Chalkidiki in all sample years for confidentiality reasons.


  • All households


  • Greece: 2011