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GEO_NP1996_2011 (GEO_NP1996_2011)
Nepal regions, 1996-2011 [integrated; GIS]

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GEO_NP1996_2011 reports the subregion in Nepal where the respondent was interviewed, using units with consistent boundaries across samples. The identified units combine the three ecological regions (mountain, hill, and terai/plains) with the five development regions for Nepal.

A second integrated geographic variable for Nepal, GEO_NP1996_2016, provides spatially consistent units over time with less geographic detail, using development regions as the units. A third integrated variable for Nepal, GEOALT_NP1996_2016, identifies the three ecological regions across time. Each Nepalese sample also has its own sample-specific geography variable.

An integrated GIS map (in shapefile format) for Nepal, following the boundaries for GEO_NP1996_2011, can be downloaded here.


The Western Mountain region is a combination of Mid-western Mountain, Far-western Mountain, and Western Mountain regions.

The 2016 Nepal sample is not included in GEO_NP1996_2011 because, in 2015, the administrative divisions of Nepal were reorganized into seven provinces with different boundaries.


  • Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2001: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-H, 1996-B, 2001-W, 2001-C, 2001-H, 2001-M, 2001-B, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-H, 2006-M, 2006-B, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-H, 2011-M, 2011-B