This dataverse contains a comprehensive geographic information system of Third-Republic France. It provides annual nomenclatures and shapefiles of administrative constituencies of metropolitan France from 1870 to 1940, encompassing general administrative constituencies (départements, arrondissements, cantons) as well as the most significant special administrative constituencies: military, judicial and penitentiary, electoral, academic, labor inspection, and ecclesiastical constituencies. It further proposes annual nomenclatures at the contemporaneous commune level that map each municipality into its corresponding administrative framework along with its population count.
Available on the Harvard Dataverse: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/
Data paper here: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.
For more information contact: Victor Gay