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GEO_NP2011 (V101_NP2011)
Nepal regions, 2011 [GIS]

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GEO_NP2011 (V101_NP2011) reports the region of Nepal where the respondent was interviewed, using ecological regions (mountains, hills, and terai [plains]) as the units.

Other sample years for Nepal have their own sample-specific geography variables. The 2011 Nepal survey 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_NP2011 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_NP2011 (V101_ NP2011) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_NP2011 (V101_NP2011) is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Nepal 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal: 2011-B, 2011-H, 2011-M, 2011-W, 2011-C