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Named Urban Areas Mexico 2012
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- Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia (Mexico)
This polygon dataset shows urban areas in Mexico, identified by their official geographically recognized place name. These urban localities are further subsetted in the dataset titled "Urban Geostatistical Areas Mexico 2012," based on Mexico's "Inventario Nacional de Viviendas 2012," or their National Inventory of Homes.
This dataset is part of the most current version of INEGI's "Marco Geostatistico Nacional," or National Geostatistical Framework, Mexico's system for census mapping that was first implemented in 1978. The system divides the country into geostatistical areas with identifiable boundaries. These geostatistical areas have three levels of disaggregation: State (AGEE), Municipal (AGEM) and Basic (AGEB), which may be designated as urban or rural. Named Urban Areas Mexico 2012 is at the AGEM level, and is urban.
The Geostatistical Framework information is an aid in the distinction between states and municipalities, especially in places where political administrative boundaries are undefined.
- Mexico, Northern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere, and North America
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