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Cambodia, District 1998 - 2008 [Level 2; consistent boundaries, GIS]

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GEO2_KH identifies the household's district within Cambodia in all sample years. Districts are the second level administrative units of the country, after provinces. GEO2_KH is spatially harmonized accounting for political boundary changes across census years. Some detail is lost in harmonization; see the comparability discussion. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_KH can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Cambodia can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.

Comparability — General

Where boundaries changed over time, units were harmonized to create units with boundaries that remain stable over time. Where officially defined districts have populations less than 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring districts.

Boundary changes for GEO2_KH are too numerous to list here, but users should be aware that there were changes over time.

Preah Sihanouk district was known as Mittakpheap district in 1998 and 2008

Missing districts:

  • The 1998 sample is missing data for 3 districts - Samlout, Veal Veaeng, and Anlong Veaeng.
  • The 2004 sample is missing data for 13 districts - Kiri Sakor, Thma Bang, Kaoh Nheaek, Ou Reang, Pech Chreada, Chhaeb, Veal Veaeng, Andoung Meas, Koun Mom, Ou Ya Dav, Ta Veaeng, Sesan, and Kaeb.
  • The 2008 sample is missing data for 1 district - Kampong Seila
  • The 2013 sample is missing data for 1 district - Veal Veaeng


  • All households


  • Cambodia: 1998, 2004, 2008, 2013