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GEO_NP2001 (V101_NP2001)
Nepal regions, 2001 [GIS]

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GEO_NP2001 reports the region of Nepal where the respondent was interviewed, using 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 Nepal 2001 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_NP2001 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_NP2001 (V101_ NP2001) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_NP2001 (V101_NP2001) is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


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