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Israel, District 1972 [Level 1; GIS]

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GEO1_IL1972 identifies the household's district within Israel in 1972. Districts are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_IL1972 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Israel 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

Israel has three regions that are in dispute with its neighboring states. The disputed areas are a result of the Third Arab–Israeli War in 1967. The data for these units are not included in the 1972 Israel sample.

Disputed regions:

  • No Man's Land along the Israel/Palestine border is coded as 099.
  • Judea, Samaria, and Gaza Areas (in dispute with Palestine) are coded as 098.
  • Golan in the northern part (in dispute with Syria) is coded as 097.


  • All households


  • Israel: 1972