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Municipality of residence 5 years ago, Guatemala; consistent boundaries, GIS

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      class Mig2_5_gt : public Editor {

  Mig2_5_gt(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
  void edit() {

    long a = getRecoded();
    switch (dataSet) {
    case dataset_id::gt1994a: {
      if (GT1994A_0415() == 9999 && GT1994A_0416() != 99)
        a = 320097097;
      if (GT1994A_0415() == 9999 && GT1994A_0416() == 99 && GT1994A_0401() >= 4)
        a = GEO2_GT(0);
    } break;




MIG2_5_GT indicates the person's municipality of residence, five years ago (for the 1973 and 1981 samples), four years ago (for the 1994 sample), or six years ago (for the 2002 sample) within Guatemala. Migration municipality codes for MIG2_5_GT are compatible with codes for GEO2_GT.

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

The reference period varies between samples. For the 1973 and 1981 samples, persons were asked their department of residence in 1968 and 1976, five years prior to the survey. For the 1994 sample, persons were asked their department of residence in 1990, four years prior to the survey, and for the 2002 sample, persons were asked their department of residence in 1996, six years prior to the survey.

Where boundaries changed over time, units were harmonized to create units with boundaries that remain stable over time. Where officially-defined provinces have populations less than 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring municipalities.

For international migrants' country of residence at the specified time periods above, see MIGCTRY5.


  • Guatemala 1973: Persons age 5+
  • Guatemala 1981: Persons age 5+
  • Guatemala 1994: Persons age 4+
  • Guatemala 2002: Persons age 6+


  • Guatemala: 1973, 1981, 1994, 2002