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Province of residence 5 years ago, Cameroon; consistent boundaries, GIS

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MIG1_5_CM indicates the person's province of residence within Cameroon five years ago.

Click on the Source Variables tab for information on place of residence for each sample year. Source variables may contain more geographic unit detail but are not suitable for cross-temporal comparison.

Comparability — General

Where boundaries changed over time, units were harmonized to create units with boundaries that remain stable over time.

Boundary changes:

  • In 1983 Centre-Sud split into two provinces - Centre and Sud.
  • In 1983 Nord split into three provinces - Nord, Adamoua, and Extrême Nord.

For the country of previous residence of international migrants, see MIGCTRY5 (Country of residence 5 years ago).


  • Residents of the household age 5+


  • Cameroon: 2005