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India districts, 2015 [GIS]

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GEOALT_IA2015 indicates the district in India where the respondent was interviewed. Districts are second administrative level of geography.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_IA1992_2015, that provides spatially consistent units over time with less geographic detail (states). The first administrative level of geography, states, can be found in GEO_IA2015.

A GIS map for GEOALT_IA2015 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEOALT_IA2015 is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.


  • India 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • India: 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H, 2015-W