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  • 300+ Downloads
    Updated 18 March 2021 | Dataset date: November 10, 2020-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: As needed
    State of Palestine administrative level 0-2 projected 2020 and 2021 population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2019 These tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the State of Palestine - Subnational Administrative Boundaries.
  • 4900+ Downloads
    Updated 16 March 2021 | Dataset date: August 03, 2017-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Admin COD datasets for Guinea endorsed by Dakar IMWG in august 2017 ; The dataset represents Admin Level 0 (country), Admin Level 1 (regions), Admin Level 2 (prefectures), and Admin level 3 (sub-prefectures). Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. The shapefiles are suitable for database or ArcGIS joins to the .csv population statistics files found on HDX here using the 'adminXPc_1' fields.
  • 7200+ Downloads
    Updated 11 March 2021 | Dataset date: March 10, 2021-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Ghana administrative level 0-2 boundaries Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
  • 800+ Downloads
    Updated 10 March 2021 | Dataset date: March 10, 2021-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: As needed
    Provinces of Equatorial Guinea The dataset represents the provinces and districts of Equatorial Guinea with harmonized PCODE
  • Updated 9 March 2021 | Dataset date: October 22, 2019-October 22, 2019
    This data is by request only
    Afghanistan administrative level 0 (country), 1 (province), and 2 (district), and UNAMA region boundary polygon, line, and point shapefiles, geodatabase and gazetteer. REFERENCE YEAR: 2019
  • 2300+ Downloads
    Updated 5 March 2021 | Dataset date: March 05, 2021-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Guinea administrative level 0 (country), 1 (region), 2 (prefecture), and 3 (sub-prefecture) population statistics (2018 projection). REFERENCE YEAR: 2021 The .csv files are suitable for database or ArcGIS joins to the shapefiles found on HDX here. 23 December 2020 update: P-codes adjusted to correspond to ITOS COD-AB P-codes.
  • 20+ Downloads
    Updated 2 March 2021 | Dataset date: January 01, 2010-March 31, 2020
    This dataset updates: As needed
    Shapefile with point features for airports and airfields in the country. Base layer and structure comes from WFP (2015). Updates have been made by OCHA to maintain the dataset up-to-date
  • 1100+ Downloads
    Updated 1 March 2021 | Dataset date: June 11, 2020-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Uganda administrative level 0 (country), 1 (region), and 2 (district) projected 2020 age and sex disaggregated population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2020 These tables reflect the 135 district administrative system. These population statistics tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the administrative level 0-2 boundaries available at Uganda - Subnational Administrative Boundaries.
  • 2700+ Downloads
    Updated 27 February 2021 | Dataset date: May 02, 2018-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Venezuela administrative level 0-3 boundary shapefiles Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
  • 1800+ Downloads
    Updated 24 February 2021 | Dataset date: July 23, 2020-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Venezuela administrative level 0 (country); 1 (state / estado; Capital District / Distrito Capital; and the Federal Dependencies / Dependencias Federales); 2 (municpality / municipio), and 3 (parish / parroquia) population statistics and gazeteer REFERENCE YEAR: 2011 These population statistics tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) - Subnational Administrative Boundaries.
  • 3200+ Downloads
    Updated 16 February 2021 | Dataset date: September 10, 2019-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: As needed
    Statistiques des populations : population désagrégée par âge et sexe pour toutes les zones de santé du pays.
  • 1600+ Downloads
    Updated 15 February 2021 | Dataset date: December 02, 2019-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Malaysia administrative level 0 (country), 1 (state or federal territory), 2 (district), boundaries. Gazetteer extends to administrative level 3 (local authority area) and 4 (town). Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Malaysia - Subnational Population Statistics tables.
  • 7100+ Downloads
    Updated 12 February 2021 | Dataset date: August 06, 2018-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Côte d'Ivoire administrative level 0 (country), 1 (district / autonomous city), 2 (region), and 3 (department) boundary polygons, lines, and points shapefiles, geodatbase, and live services, and gazetteer The update of Côte d'Ivoire dataset is based on the 2012 presidential decree which reorganized the national territory into 2 Autonomous Districts and 31 administrative regions making up the 33 admin 1 units of Côte d'Ivoire. REFERENCE YEAR: 2018 Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Cote d'Ivoire administrative level 0-3 population statistics tables.
  • 10000+ Downloads
    Updated 11 February 2021 | Dataset date: February 01, 2019-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    This dataset is a standardized and enhanced Common Operational Dataset. Administrative boundary datasets for levels 0, 1, 2 and 3 (international, governorate, district and sub-district) for Yemen approved for use by Humanitarian Country Team in October 2019. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. Admin Level 1= Governorate = Mohafadha Admin Level 2 = District = Modeeriyyah Admin Level 3 = Sub-district = Ozlah P-codes are those used by Yemen Central Statistical Organization ( CSO ). "YE" is added as a prefix for the codes. Point layers are created by the calculating the centroids of the polygons.
  • 23000+ Downloads
    Updated 11 February 2021 | Dataset date: January 15, 2022-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every six months
    Syria Administrative boundaries for levels 0 - 4, with Arabic Names, English Names, and p-codes. Geodatabase maintains Arabic names better than shapefile Note that Admin 4 is the populated places layer. Admin Level 1= Governorate = Mohafaza Admin Level 2 = District = Mantika Admin Level 3 = Sub-district= Nahya Populated places (also known as "Admin Level 4") = City or Village Dataset organization: Administrative boundary resources (shapefiles, geodatabases. and gazetteer) are separate from the populated places shapefiles resources except the live geoservices, which provide both administrative boundaries and populated places. Most Recent Changes: 15 January 2021 ITOS geoservices, shapefile, and geodatabase for populated places ("administrative level 4") added. 12 January 2021 ITOS geoservices, shapefiles, and geodatabase added. EMF files added. ITOS gazetteer added. 18-August-2020 added 327 Communities. 21-March-2019 added 14 Communities. 19-Dec-2018 Use the Neighborhood as point loaded in the same layer/ Excel file called as a humanitarian Location added 11 Communities. 01-July-2018 added 1528 Communities and some localities moved to their accurate locations 31-Jan-2018- added 91 populated places and areas, some localities moved to their accurate locations, essential change in the admin boundary in Tartous Governorate at Admin 2 and Admin 3 1-June-2017- added 24 populated places and areas 22-Feb-2017- added three populated places and fixed some typos in admin4 and neighborhoods 04-Oct-2016 - Added two populated places 20-Sept-2016 - Built-up polygonal layer was created so that for each populated place there is a corresponding built-up poplygon; Added populated places based on feedback from humanitarian partners ; Neighborhood layer now includes 11 main cities with new p-codes ; column names follow global standard; reference names are unique both in English and Arabic 12-Jan-2014 - Shape file version posted. UTF-8 has been used to enable the correct display of Arabic characters. 19-May-2013 - New features added to Admin4 ; English Names edited to be consistent in all Admin levels; locations of few communities adjusted 07-Jan-2013 - Column with Capitals of Administrative Units (1 - 3) added to Populated Places (Admin 4). No changes. 19-Dec-2012 - Minor change: erroneous Admin 1 p-code for the populated place Arab Elmalik Jerkes (p-code = C3571) corrected (from SY010 to SY10). 12-Dec-2012 - Added neighborhoods , currently Damascus only. Added "C" as leading character of pcodes at level 4 (populated places) to ensure uniqueness. The digits remain the same from earlier versions. 24-Sep-2012 - Consolidated spelling between all 4 levels for all admin levels. Pcodes added. 24-Aug-2012 - Shapefile versions added. Exported from the geodatabase version of 30-June-2011. 30-Jun-2012 - Topology cleaned, underscores removed from admin names. Languages: EN AR
  • 6100+ Downloads
    Updated 11 February 2021 | Dataset date: June 06, 2014-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Summary: Somalia Regional Boundaries - Polygon - SHP Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. Abstract: Somalia has 2 levels of administrative Boundaries CODs: Admin level 1 = Region; Admin Level 2 = District. There are multiple pcode formats in this shapefile (Region_AdminLevel1),REG_CODE is used by humanitarian partners in Somalia and was developed by the United National Development Programme (1998).HRpcodes are duplicates of REG_CODE and can be used to link to products derived from HR.info such as the assessment registry. Regional-boundaries_polygon is the earlier registered dataset. Instructions: Unzip
  • 2700+ Downloads
    Updated 11 February 2021 | Dataset date: October 26, 2020-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Mongolia administrative level 0 (country), 1 (aimag), 2 (soum), and regional boundary polygons and lines, and administrative gazeteer. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. These shapefiles are suitable for database and GIS linkage to the Mongolia - Subnational Population Statistics tables.
  • 2600+ Downloads
    Updated 11 February 2021 | Dataset date: December 27, 2017-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Liberia administrative level 0 (country), 1 (country), and 2 (district) boundaries Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Liberia - Subnational Population Statistics tables.
  • 3500+ Downloads
    Updated 11 February 2021 | Dataset date: November 21, 2018-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Kyrgyzstan administrative level 0 (country), 1 (province, independent city [EN]; область, город [RU]; облусу, шаар [KY]), 2 (district [EN]; район, [RU]; району [KY]), and 3 (community [EN]; айылный аймак [RU]; айыл аймаг [KY]) boundary polygon and line shapefiles and gazetteer. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
  • 10000+ Downloads
    Updated 11 February 2021 | Dataset date: June 05, 2019-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Iraq administrative level 0 (country), 1 (governorate), 2 (district), and 3 (sub-district) boundary shapefiles, geodatabase, EMF files, and gazetteer Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
  • 5100+ Downloads
    Updated 11 February 2021 | Dataset date: October 13, 2020-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Ethiopia administrative levels 0 -3 boundaries and gazetteer Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Ethiopia - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Version history: 11 November 2020: additional gazetteer added to reflect the two additional features found in the COD-PS 28 October 2020: Administrative level 3 alternate feature names added 13 October 2020: Complete revision 30 October 2019: Administrative level 3 feature “Babile” [original P-code ET050401] level 2 membership corrected from “Erer” [P-code ET0504] to “Fafan” [P-code ET0502], with new P-code [ET050203]. 4 September 2019: Initial upload
  • 5200+ Downloads
    Updated 11 February 2021 | Dataset date: January 01, 2020-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Colombia administrative level 0 (country), 1 (department), and 2 (municipality) boundaries. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Colombia administrative level 0-2 2020 projected population statistics tables.
  • 200+ Downloads
    Updated 9 February 2021 | Dataset date: September 09, 2017-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Turks and Caicos Islands administrative level 0 (nation) and 1 (district) boundaries These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Turks and Caicos Islands - Subnational Population Statistics.
  • 400+ Downloads
    Updated 9 February 2021 | Dataset date: May 07, 2019-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Turks and Caicos administrative level 0 (country) and 1 (district) population statistics REFERENCE YEAR: 2019 The CSV tables are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Turks and Caicos Islands administrative level 0 (nation) and 1 (district) boundaries boundaries.
  • 1200+ Downloads
    Updated 8 February 2021 | Dataset date: May 29, 2020-May 11, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    El Salvador administrative level 0 (country), 1 (department) and 2 (municipality) boundaries These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the El Salvador - Subnational Population Statistics tables.