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China, Prefectures or cities 2000 [Level 2, GIS]

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GEO2_CN2000 identifies the household's prefecture or city within China in 2000. Prefectures or cities are the second level administrative units of the country, after provinces. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_CN2000 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for China 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

The 2000 sample is missing 4 prefectures/cities that are coded as "Hubei Province direct administrative area." These prefectures/cities are not contiguous and are given unique identifiers in shapefiles.
These prefectures/cities are:

  • Xiantao city
  • Qianjiang city
  • Shennongjia district
  • Tianmen city


  • All households


  • China: 2000