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Israel, Subdistrict 1983 [Level 2; GIS]

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GEO2_IL1983 identifies the household's subdistricts within Israel in 1983. Subdistricts are the second level administrative units of the country, after districts. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_IL1983 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 of any country 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 the results of the Third Arab-Israeli War between June 5 and 10, 1967.
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 007006.
  • Golan in the northern part (in dispute with Syria) is included in the northern district (002009).

The 1983 census takes Golan as a subdistrict of Northern district, and includes East Jerusalem area of the West Bank in its Jerusalem district.

The 1983 census includes a number of subdistricts in the Judea, Samaria, and Gaza Areas, all of which have populations less than 20,000. They were regionalized (combined) to create unit with populations greater than 20,000.
Units combined:

  • Judea and Samaria - Jenin
  • Judea and Samaria - Nablus
  • Judea and Samaria - Tul-Karm
  • Judea and Samaria - Ramallah
  • Judea and Samaria - Jordan
  • Judea and Samaria - Bethlehem
  • Judea and Samaria - Hevron
  • Gaza - Rafiah


  • All households


  • Israel: 1983