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Indonesia, Regency 1985 [Level 2, GIS]

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GEO2_ ID1985 identifies the household's regency (kapupaten) within Indonesia in 1985. It is also known as municipality (kotamadya). The difference between regency and a municipality is dependent on the population density of the geographical unit. A primarily rural area would be known as regency and a primarily urban area would be known as a municipality. Regencies/municipalities are the second level administrative units of the country, after provinces. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_ ID1985 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Indonesia 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

Regencies with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring regencies within the same province to create units with populations greater than 20,000.

International boundary changes:

  • East Timor was a province of Indonesia between December 1975 and October 1999. It became independent and separated from East Nusa Tenggara in 1999. Census microdata for East Timor are included in the 1985, 1990, and 1995 samples.


  • All households


  • Indonesia: 1985