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

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MIG2_5_PE indicates the person's province of residence five years ago within Peru. Migration province codes from MIG2_5_PE are compatible with codes from GEO2_PE.

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.

Boundary changes for MIG2_5_PE are too numerous to list here, but users should be aware that there were changes over time.


  • Peru 2007: Persons age 5+
  • Peru 2017: Persons age 5+


  • Peru: 2007, 2017