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Canton of previous residence, Ecuador; consistent boundaries, GIS

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MIG2_P_EC indicates the person's previous canton of residence in Ecuador. Migration canton codes for MIG2_P_EC are compatible with codes for GEO2_EC.

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

MIG2_P_EC is only available for the 1974 and 1982 censuses.

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

Boundary changes for MIG2_P_EC are too numerous to list here, but users should be aware that there were changes over time.

The areas included in the non-delimited zones might vary from one census year to another.


  • Ecuador 1974: All persons
  • Ecuador 1982: All persons


  • Ecuador: 1974, 1982