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GEO_NP2006 (V101_NP2006)
Nepal regions, 2006 [GIS]

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GEO_NP2006 (V101_NP2006) reports the region of Nepal where the respondent was interviewed, using development regions as the unit. 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 2006 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_NP2006 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_NP2006 (V101_ NP2006) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_NP2006 (V101_NP2006) is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Nepal 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal: 2006-B, 2006-H, 2006-M, 2006-W, 2006-C