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Vietnam, District 2009 [Level 2; consistent boundaries, GIS]

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GEO2_VN identifies the household’s district within Vietnam in 2009. Districts are the second level administrative units of the country, after provinces. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_VN can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site

The full set of geography variables for Vietnam 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

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

GEO2_VN is only available for the 2009 sample. IPUMS does not have data on 1989 and 1999 districts.


  • All households


  • Vietnam: 2009