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I have downloaded the shapefile of Mexico's Admin Boundaries from the GADM site but I am not able to load it in QGIS.

It keeps giving me the following error,

/Users/smaranh/Downloads/MEX_adm/MEX_adm2.prj is not a valid or recognized data source

But I simply downloaded the shapefile and loading it in the QGIS, then why is there a problem with the projection?

Can somebody guide me pls?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

Open the *.shp file, not the *.prj file.

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I am new to qgis and so thought like Arcmap I need to drag all the file into the map window. Simply dragged and dropped the .shp and it is working. Thanks – Sam007 Oct 10 '12 at 20:33

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