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Brazil, Metropolitan region

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METROBR indicates the metropolitan region within Brazil in which the household was enumerated for the 1991 - 2010 sample years. METROBR is harmonized by name and does not account for boundary changes over time.

The full set of geography variables for Brazil can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level refer to GEOLEV1 and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.

Comparability — General

The number of metropolitan regions identified in 2010 is greater than 1991 and 2000. For the 2000 sample, two metropolitan regions that surrounded the metropolitan areas of Belo Horizonte and Vale do Aço were included, but they are not identified in the 2010 sample.

The 2010 sample includes the RIDE (Integrated Regions of Economic Development) of Distrito Federal e Entorno, Grande Teresina and Petrolina e Juazeiro.


  • All households


  • Brazil: 1991, 2000, 2010