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GEO_NP1996 (V101_NP1996)
Nepal regions, 1996 [GIS]

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GEO_NP1996 (V101_NP1996) reports the region of Nepal where the respondent was interviewed, with development regions as the units. Prior to September 2015, development regions were the first-level administrative divisions for Nepal.

Other sample years for Nepal have their own sample-specific geography variables. The 1996 Nepal sample is included in integrated geographic variables, GEO_NP1996_2016, GEO_NP1996_2011, and GEOALT_NP1996_2016, which provide spatially consistent units over time.

A GIS map for GEO_NP1996 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_NP1996 (V101_ NP1996) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_NP1996 (V101_NP1996) is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Nepal: 1996-B, 1996-H, 1996-W, 1996-C