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Rwanda, District 2012 [Level 2; consistent boundaries, GIS]

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GEO2_RW indicates the household's district within Rwanda in 2012. Districts are the second level administrative units of the country, after provinces. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_RW can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site

The full set of geography variables for Rwanda 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

GEO2_RW is only available for the latest 2012 sample due to geography reorganization between 1991 and 2002 and again in the 2012 censuses. Before 2002, Rwanda was divided into prefectures that were organized to form 106 districts in 2002. The districts were reorganized again in 2012 to form thirty districts with entirely different boundaries.


  • All households


  • Rwanda: 2012