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Guinea, Sub-prefecture 1996 [Level 2, GIS]

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GEO2_GN1996 identifies the household's sub-prefecture within Guinea in 1996. Sub-prefectures are the second level administrative units of the country, after prefectures. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_GN1996 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Guinea 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

Sub-prefectures with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring sub-prefectures within the same prefecture to create units with populations greater than 20,000.


  • All households


  • Guinea: 1996