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REGNCR identifies the region within Costa Rica in all sample years. REGNCR is harmonized by name and does not account for boundary changes over time.

The full set of geography variables for Costa Rica can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level of any country refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.

Comparability — General

REGNCR does not account for boundary changes, but users should be aware that there might have been changes over time.


  • Costa Rica 1973: All households
  • Costa Rica 1984: All households
  • Costa Rica 2000: All households
  • Costa Rica 2011: All households


  • Costa Rica: 1973, 1984, 2000, 2011