Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
GEO2_BF1985 identifies the household's province within Burkina Faso in 1985. Provinces are the second level administrative units of the country, after regions. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_BF1985 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site.
The full set of geography variables for Burkina Faso can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.