GeoEPR - Geo-referencing Ethnic Power Relations

The GeoEPR 2018 dataset geo-codes all politically relevant ethnic groups from the EPR-Core 2018 dataset. GeoEPR assignes every politically relevant group one of six settlement patterns and, if possible, provides polygons describing their location on a digital map.


Descriptive (non-spatial) information on ethnic group's settlement patterns from the GeoEPR 2018 dataset is available in research-ready country-year and group-year format from the GROWup Research Front-End data portal.

You may also download the latest version (2018.1.1, released on December 11, 2018) of the complete GeoEPR dataset directly:

The GeoEPR polygons follow the WGS84 coordinate system (SRID 4326).


When using this dataset in your research, please cite the following publication:

Vogt, Manuel, Nils-Christian Bormann, Seraina Rüegger, Lars-Erik Cederman, Philipp Hunziker, and Luc Girardin. 2015. “Integrating Data on Ethnicity, Geography, and Conflict: The Ethnic Power Relations Data Set Family.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 59(7): 1327–42.

When referring to the original GeoEPR dataset please cite:

Wucherpfennig, Julian, Nils B. Weidmann, Luc Girardin, Lars-Erik Cederman, and Andreas Wimmer. 2011. “Politically Relevant Ethnic Groups across Space and Time: Introducing the GeoEPR Dataset.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 28(5): 423–37.

Previous versions

GeoEPR 2014
GeoEPR-ETH Version 2.0
The GeoEPR-ETH Version 2.0 dataset is based on EPR-ETH Version 2.0 and codes the settlement patterns of politically relevant ethnic groups in independent states.
Geo-referencing Ethnic Power Relations (GeoEPR) v.1.0
The first version of the GeoEPR dataset was developed with colleagues at UCLA and geo-references all politically relevant ethnic groups in the EPR dataset Version 1.1.