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Mauritius, Municipal Ward/Village Council Areas (MVCA) 1990 [Level 2, GIS]

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GEO2_MU1990 identifies the household's Municipal Ward/Village Council Area (MVCA) within Mauritius in 1990. MVCA’s are the second level administrative units of the country, after districts. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_MU1990 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Mauritius 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

MVCA’s with populations less than 20,000 (based on the most recent sample year) were regionalized (combined) with neighboring MVCA’s within the same district) to create units with populations greater than 15,000.

Missing MVCA’s: The 1990 sample is missing 12 MVCA’s

These MVCA’s are:

  • Outer Islands
  • Amitié West
  • Belle Vue Maurel North
  • Brisée Verdière North
  • Villebague South
  • Amaury South
  • Roches Noires South
  • Chamarel East
  • Cascavelle East
  • Town of Curepipe-Ward 2 East
  • Lalmatie West
  • St. Julien West


  • All households


  • Mauritius: 1990