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GEO_RW2000 (V101_RW2000)
Rwanda regions, 2000 [GIS]

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GEO_RW2000 (V101_RW2000) indicates the region of Rwanda where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 2000 Rwanda survey are equivalent to prefectures.

Other sample years have their own sample-specific geography variables. There are also integrated variables, GEO_RW1992_2005 and GEO_RW2005_2014, that provide spatially consistent units over time. The Rwanda 2000 sample is excluded from GEO_RW2005_2014 due to inconsistent boundaries.

A GIS map for GEO_RW2000 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_RW2000 (V101_RW2000) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_RW2000, like other V101 variables, is a geographic variable added during processing of the DHS data. V101 is included in all Phases of the DHS.


  • Rwanda 2000: All women age 15-49.
  • Rwanda: 2000-H, 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2000-M