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India, District 1987 [Level 2, GIS]

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GEO2_IN1987 identifies the household's district within India in 1987. Districts are the second level administrative units of the country, after states. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_IN1987 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for India 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

Note that the union territory of Pondicherry (coterminous to states in India) consists of four disjointed districts - Yanam (enclosed by the state of Andhra Pradesh), Mahe (enclosed by the state of Kerala), Pondicherry, and Karaikal (both within the state of Tamil Nadu).


  • All households


  • India: 1987