Maps of the census sections of Catalonia. 2016

Idescat has published the map of the census sections or the geometry of municipal sectioning of Catalonia in shape format which correspond to the Population Register for 2016.

With this new update, the layers containing the census sections geometry for viewing and download are for the data taken from the:

  • Population Register for the years 2002–2016 (reference date 1 January of each year).

By way of additional information, on the Territorial and entity codes webpage you can consult these sectioning and sectionings corresponding to:

  • Population and Housing Census 2001 (reference date 1 November 2001).
  • Population Register for the years 1998–2001 (reference date 1 January of each year).
  • Municipal Population Register 1996 (reference date 1 May 1996).
  • Population and Housing Census 1991 (reference date 1 March 2001).

Idescat, in conjunction with the Cartographic and Geological Institute of Catalonia (ICGC), is providing users with an essential element for statistical information systems: the geometry of municipal sectioning, that is, graphic representation of its borders on digital cartography. The primary information comes from the INE, in accordance with the agreed annual exchanges, and the first version corresponds to 2002. On the basis of this original information, occasional imprecisions in territorial limits are evaluated, the resulting information is digitalised and then it is published in Idescat's website of Territorial and entity codes. Census sections and the ICGC's cartographic visor.

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