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

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MIG2_5_NI indicates the person's municipality of residence, 5 years ago, within Nicaragua. Migration municipality codes for MIG2_5_NI are compatible with codes for GEO2_NI.

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. Where officially-defined provinces have populations less than 20,000, they have been regionalized (combined) with neighboring provinces.


  • Nicaragua 1971: Persons age 5+
  • Nicaragua 1995: Persons age 5+
  • Nicaragua 2005: Persons age 5+


  • Nicaragua: 1971, 1995, 2005