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Rwanda provinces, 2005 [GIS]

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GEOALT_RW2005 indicates the region of Rwanda where the respondent was interviewed. DHS units in GEOALT_RW2005 are equivalent to provinces.

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. Information from GEOALT_RW2005 is not available in GEO_RW1992_2005 due to inconsistent boundaries (see GEO_RW2005). Greater geographic detail for the Rwanda 2005 sample can be found in GEO_RW2005.

A GIS map for GEOALT_RW2005 (in shapefile format) can be downloaded from the DHS Program Spatial Data Repository Boundaries page.


GEOALT_RW2005 is a country- and sample-specific variable and has no comparability issues.


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