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Malawi, Traditional Authority 1987 [Level 2, GIS]

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GEO2_MW1987 identifies the household's Traditional Authority (TA) within Malawi in 1987. Traditional Authorities (TAs) are the second level administrative units of the country, after districts. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_MW1987 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.

The full set of geography variables for Malawi 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

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


  • All households


  • Malawi: 1987