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GEO_SN2016 (V101_SN2016)
Senegal regions, 2016 [GIS]

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GEO_SN2016 indicates the region of Senegal where the respondent was interviewed. DHS regions in the 2016 Senegal survey are equivalent to groups of regions.
Users interested in using 2015 -2016 survey should use GEO_SN2015_2016.

A GIS map for GEO_SN2016 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEO_SN2016 is harmonized into four broad regions. Note that these regions are different from the GEO_SN1986_2017 regions.

Based on the 2017 administrative regions, GEO_SN1986_2017 combines regions into:

  • West (Dakar, Thiès)
  • Center (Diourbel, Fatick, Kaolack, Louga, Kaffrine)
  • North east (Saint-Louis, Tambacounda, Matam, Kedougou)
  • South (Kolda, Ziguinchor, Sedhiou)

Based on the 2017 administrative regions, GEO_SN2016 combines regions into:

  • West (Dakar, Thiès)
  • Center (Diourbel, Fatick, Kaolack, Kaffrine)
  • North (Saint-Louis, Louga, Matam)
  • South (Kolda, Ziguinchor, Sedhiou, Tambacounda, Kedougou)

Refer to variable GEO_ SN1986_2017 if you are using all Senegal samples from 1986 to the later years. NOTE: The 2012-2014 and 2015-2016 surveys of Senegal have to be combined when using GEO_SN1986_2017.

Use the 14 regions from GEO_SN2015_2016 if you are combining 2015-2016 surveys.


  • Senegal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal: 2016-H, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M