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Mauritius, Municipal Ward/Village Council Areas (MVCA) 2000 [Level 2, GIS]

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GEO2_MU2000 identifies the household's Municipal Ward/Village Council Area (MVCA) within Mauritius in 2000. MVCA’s are the second level administrative units of the country, after districts. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_MU2000 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 17,000.

Missing MVCA’s: The 2000 sample is missing 4 MVCA’s

These MVCA’s are:

  • Villebague South
  • Roches Noires South
  • Moka West
  • Cascavelle East


  • All households


  • Mauritius: 2000