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GEO_RW2005 (V101_RW2005)
Rwanda regions, 2005 [GIS]

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GEO_RW2005 (V101_RW2005) indicates the region of Rwanda where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in the 2005 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. Less geographic detail for the Rwanda 2005 sample can be found in GEOALT_RW2005 (provinces).

A GIS map for GEO_RW2005 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_RW2005 (V101_RW2005) is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

GEO_RW2005, 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 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Rwanda: 2005-B, 2005-M, 2005-H, 2005-W, 2005-C