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Datasets & Data Dictionary

There are 18 datasets included in CCVG Data:

  • Economy – Range
  • Economy – Yearly
  • Education – Range
  • Education – Yearly
  • Ethnic Groups – Range
  • Ethnic Groups - Yearly
  • Family Planning - Range
  • Family Planning – Yearly
  • Gazetteer Information
  • Last Names
  • Military, Politics and Management – Range
  • Military, Politics and Management - Yearly
  • Natural Disasters
  • Natural Environment
  • Population and Migration – Range
  • Population and Migration - Yearly
  • Village Information
  • Year of First Availability

CCVG data is bilingual (Chinese/English).

All datasets are available for free download.

A data dictionary is also available that documents the initial process of capturing and recording the data. (PDF file)

The current dataset covers 1,000 villages and was uploaded in June 2020. The project will continue extracting data from more gazetteers as time and resources allow with the goal of eventually reaching 2,500-3,000 village gazetteers.



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