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  • 7600+ Downloads
    Updated 29 September 2021 | Dataset date: November 30, 2015-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Saudi Arabia administrative level 0-1 boundaries and populated places Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
  • 1800+ Downloads
    Updated 29 September 2021 | Dataset date: September 08, 2017-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Trinidad and Tobago administrative level 0 (national) and 1 (region and municipality) boundary polygons and lines Downloaded from www.gadm.org REFERENCE YEAR: 2017 These shapefiles are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Trinidad and Tobago administrative levels 0-1 population statistics tables.
  • 1100+ Downloads
    Updated 29 September 2021 | Dataset date: September 14, 2018-September 14, 2018
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Sint Maarten administrative level 0 (constituent country) and 1 (district) boundary polygon and line shapefiles, and geodatabase, and gazetteer The administrative level 0 and 1 shapefiles and geodatabase layers are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Sint Maarten administrative level 0-2 population statistics CSV population statistics tables.
  • 6400+ Downloads
    Updated 29 September 2021 | Dataset date: August 16, 2017-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    The geodata represents the 4 provinces, 14 districts, 167 chiefdoms, 1316 counties, Corrected and cleaned with ITOS' help Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. The administrative level 0-3 shapefiles and geodatabase features are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Sierra Leone administrative levels 0-3 sex-disaggregated population statistics CSV tables.
  • 2800+ Downloads
    Updated 29 September 2021 | Dataset date: July 12, 2018-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Uzbekistan administrative level 0 (country), 1 (province / viloyat, autonomous republic / respublika, or independent city / shahar), and 2 (district / tuman) boundary polygon and line shapefiles, and gazetteer. 27 May 2020 update: A topology error affecting all levels was corrected in the shapefiles only. The administrative level 1 shapefile is suitable for database or GIS linkage to the administrative level 1 population statistics table available on HDX here.
  • 2600+ Downloads
    Updated 29 September 2021 | Dataset date: November 30, 2015-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Tunisia administrative level 0, (country), 1 (governorate / wilaya), and 2 (delegation or district / mutamadiyat) boundaries
  • 2700+ Downloads
    Updated 29 September 2021 | Dataset date: September 27, 2018-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    The Admin boundary shapefiles for Rwanda since 2006. The shapefile was created in 2006 and updated by the 2012 Census mapping. It was updated again on 17 Oct 2017. These administrative level 0-3 shapefiles are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Rwanda - Subnational Population Statistics tables. 02 October 2018 update: Administrative level 1 (province) P-codes corrected at all levels. 27 September 2018 update: Administrative level 0 (country) feature attributes corrected at all levels. 19 October 2018 update: to Administrative levels 0 - 3: Standardized P-codes, based on the pre-existing numeric codes added Lake Kivu extent removed Corrections made to two administrative level 1 names in the administrative level 3 (sector) shapefile 21 September 2018 update: Administrative level 4 P-coded
  • 1400+ Downloads
    Updated 29 September 2021 | Dataset date: November 30, 2015-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Qatar - Administrative Boundaries, Populated Places
  • 7400+ Downloads
    Updated 29 September 2021 | Dataset date: January 01, 2006-January 01, 2006
    This dataset updates: As needed
    Niger administrative level 0 (country), 1 (region), 2 (department) and 3 ( 'urban commune' or FR 'commune urbaine', 'rural commune' or FR 'commune rurale', and 'administrative post' or FR 'poste administratif) boundary polygons Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. These administrative boundary shapefiles are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Niger administrative level 0-3 population statistics. PLEASE SEE CAVEATS / COMMENTS
  • 100+ Downloads
    Updated 29 September 2021 | Dataset date: September 09, 2017-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Saint Martin administrative level 0 (nation) boundaries
  • 300+ Downloads
    Updated 29 September 2021 | Dataset date: September 08, 2017-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Curaçao administrative level 0 (national) boundary. VERSION HISTORY 16 December 2019 Location reassigned from 'Netherlands' to 'Curaçao'. Gazetteer added.
  • 400+ Downloads
    Updated 28 September 2021 | Dataset date: August 09, 2020-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Mauritius administrative level 0 (country) and 1 (district) boundaries UPDATED 9 August 2020 These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Mauritius - Subnational Population Statistics.
  • 5500+ Downloads
    Updated 28 September 2021 | Dataset date: June 20, 2017-June 20, 2017
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Lebanon Administrative Boundary (levels 0-3) polygons. NOTE The Beirut Opreational Zones shapefile can be found here: Beirut port explosion operational zones Unofficial Beirut administrative level 4 ('Neighborhood') boundaries. SEE CAVEATS. 7 August 2020: Unofficial administrative level 4 shapefile added. 10 August 2020: Administrative level 0-3 reprojected.
  • 1300+ Downloads
    Updated 28 September 2021 | Dataset date: November 30, 2015-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Kuwait has 2 levels of administrative boundaries: Admin level 0, Admin level 1. Admin 0 boundary refers to Kuwait country boundary - Polygon, Admin 1 refers to Governorates - Polygon. These data were extracted from the GADM database (www.gadm.org), version 2.8, November 2015. They can be used for non-commercial purposes only.
  • 15000+ Downloads
    Updated 28 September 2021 | Dataset date: July 03, 2018-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Kenya administrative level 0 (country), 1 (county), and 2 (sub-county) boundary polygon and line shapefiles, geodatabase, live services, and gazeteer Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. The administrative level 0 and 1 boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the corresponding Kenya - Subnational Population Statistics tables.
  • 1600+ Downloads
    Updated 28 September 2021 | Dataset date: October 11, 2017-October 11, 2017
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Nicaragua administrative level 0 (country), 1 (department or autonomous region, departamento o región autónoma), and 2 (municipality, municipio) boundaries polygons 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 Nicaragua - Subnational Population Statistics tables.
  • 17000+ Downloads
    Updated 27 September 2021 | Dataset date: August 15, 2018-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    South Sudan administrative levels 0 (country), 1 (state), and 2 (county) boundary polygon, line, and point shapefiles and gazetteer; Abyei boundary polygon shapefile and live services. Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. This administrative boundaries Common Operational Database (COD-AB) was endorsed by the South Sudan Inter Cluster Coordinating Group (ICCG) and Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) on August 14, 2018. These boundary files are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the South Sudan - Subnational Population Statistics tables available on HDX. United Nations users are advised that the following caveats (in addition to the standard caveats) should be applied to maps of Sudan and South Sudan: English: Final boundary between the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan has not yet been determined. French: Le tracé définitif de la frontière entre la République du Soudan et la République du Soudan du Sud n’a pas encore été défini. Spanish: Las fronteras definitivas entre la República del Sudán y la República de Sudán del Sur no se han determinado todavía. Arabic: لم تتقرر بعد الحدود النهائية بين جمهورية السودان وجمهورية جنوب السودان. Chinese: 苏丹共和国和南苏丹共和国之间的最终边界尚未确定 Russian: Окончательная граница между Республикой Судан и Республикой Южный Судан до сих пор не определена. And for the Abyei region: English: Final status of the Abyei area is not yet determined. French: Le statut définitif de la zone d’Abyei n’est pas encore déterminé. Spanish: Todavía no se ha determinado el estatuto definitive de la zona de Abyei. Arabic: لم يتقرر بعد الوضع النهائي لمنطقة أبيي. Chinese: 阿卜耶伊地区的最终地位尚未确定 Russian: Окончательный статус Абьея до сих пор не определен.
  • 1900+ Downloads
    Updated 24 September 2021 | Dataset date: February 17, 2015-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Provinces and Departments of Gabon The dataset represents the provinces and Departments of Gabon with harmonized PCODE of ROWCA and Humanitarian Response pcodes.
  • 2900+ Downloads
    Updated 24 September 2021 | Dataset date: January 15, 2018-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    This geodatabase contains Province Boundaries (Admin 3) and Tikina (Admin 4) with population from 2007 Census and projected population for 2010 30 December 2019 update: Gazetteer added
  • 7000+ Downloads
    Updated 24 September 2021 | Dataset date: July 01, 2016-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: As needed
    Administrative boundaries for Chad. Level 0 : Country Level 1 : Regions Level 2 : Departements Level 3 : Sous préfectures (tabular data available for the entire country, shapefile available only for the Lac region) Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID. All admin datasets have been endorsed by the AIMWG on the 11 May 2017. These boundaries are suitable for database or GIS linkage to the Chad - Subnational Population Statistics tables.
  • 100+ Downloads
    Updated 22 September 2021 | Dataset date: September 08, 2017-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Saint Barthélemy - Subnational Administrative Boundaries [Saint Barthélemy is an administrative level 1 unit of France.]
  • 80+ Downloads
    Updated 22 September 2021 | Dataset date: September 22, 2021-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Prepared by MapAction from OpenStreetMap, September 2021. Contains 4880 points P-coded as ADM4. Compatible administrative level 0-3 polygon boundaries are available at Haiti - Subnational Administrative Boundaries.
  • 2100+ Downloads
    Updated 21 September 2021 | Dataset date: January 29, 2019-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Bolivia administrative level 0 (country), 1 (departmento), 2 (provincia), and 3 (municipio) boundaries, gazetteer, and live services. 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 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Subnational Population Statistics tables. Version history: 19 May 2020 Revision of ITOS files and live services 12 July 2019 Upload of ITOS files and live services 28 January 2019 Initial upload
  • 2100+ Downloads
    Updated 17 September 2021 | Dataset date: February 10, 2003-December 07, 2021
    This dataset updates: Every year
    General census 2003 and projected to 2015 REFERENCE YEAR: 2015 UNFPA investigated replacement or projection of this dataset in 2021. No better alternative is currently available. See caveats
  • 100+ Downloads
    Updated 16 September 2021 | Dataset date: September 08, 2017-September 08, 2017
    This dataset updates: Every year
    Anguilla administrative level 0 (national) boundary.