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Paraguay, Department 1972 [Level 1, GIS]

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GEO1_PY1972 identifies the household’s department within Paraguay in 1972. Departments are the first level administrative units of the country. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO1_PY1972 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Paraguay 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

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.

  • Boquerón is combined with Alto Paraguay for confidentiality reasons.


  • All households


  • Paraguay: 1972