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Arrondissement/Department of residence 5 years ago, Cameroon; consistent boundaries, GIS

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MIG2_5_CM indicates the person's department of residence 5 years ago within Cameroon. Migration department codes for MIG2_5_CM are compatible with codes for GEO2_CM.

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 for MIG2_5_CM are too numerous to list here, but users should be aware that there were changes over time.

MIG2_5_CM is only available for the 2005 sample.


  • Cameroon 2005: Non-visitors age 5+


  • Cameroon: 2005