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GEO_LS2009 (V101_LS2009)
Lesotho regions, 2009 [GIS]

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GEO_LS2009 (V101_LS2009) indicates the region of Lesotho where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2009 Lesotho survey are equivalent to divisions.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There is also an integrated variable, GEO_LS2004_2014, that provides spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_LS2009 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_LS2009 (V101_LS2009) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_LS2009, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Lesotho 2009: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho: 2009-M, 2009-H, 2009-W, 2009-C, 2009-B