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The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes. The standard was developed by the European Union, and thus only covers the member states of the EU in detail (see also: Regions of the European Union); Eurostat also devised a hierarchy for the 10 countries which joined the EU in 2004, but these are subject to minor changes. The NUTS divisions do not necessarily correspond to administrative divisions within the country. The acronym is derived from the French name for the scheme, nomenclature des unités territoriales statistiques. A geocode is a geographical code to identify a point or area at the surface of the earth. ... Standardization, in the context related to technologies and industries, is the process of establishing a technical standard among competing entities in a market, where this will bring benefits without hurting competition. ... Look up country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The European Union follows to strengthen the Regions of Europe as the layer of EU government administration directly below the nation state level. ... The Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat) is the statistical arm of the European Commission, producing data for the European Union and promoting harmonisation of statistical methods across the member states. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations formed from the initial letter or letters of words, such as NATO and XHTML, and are pronounced in a way that is distinct from the full pronunciation of what the letters stand for. ...


A NUTS code begins with a two letter code referencing the country, which are identical with the ISO 3166-1 codes (except UK instead of GB for the United Kingdom). The subdivision of countries is then referred with one number, covering the same entities as the ISO 3166-2 standard. A second or third subdivision level is referred with another number each. Each numbering starts with 1 as 0 is used for the upper level. In case it has more than 9 entities capital letters are used to continue the numbering. It has been suggested that List of ISO country codes be merged into this article or section. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ...


Additionally to the full three levels for the European Union countries all countries have a NUTS code with a two letter code for a continent and two numbers for the country, and for the USA, Canada and Australia the states and provinces are numbered separately.


There are some anomalies: for example, Gibraltar is listed as being outside the EU with the code EO21; while French Guiana is listed twice, once in France as FR930 and once in South America as AS13. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


NUTS is thus in some extent similar to the ISO 3166 standard, as well as the FIPS standard of the United States. ISO 3166 is a three-part geographic coding standard for coding the names of countries and dependent areas, and the principal subdivisions thereof. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ...

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Levels

There are three levels of NUTS defined, with two levels of local administrative units (LAUs) below that, historically called NUTS levels 4 and 5 and sometimes still described as such. Note that not all countries have every level of division. Luxembourg, for example, has only LAUs; the three NUTS divisions each correspond to the entire country itself. Generally, a local administrative unit (LAU) is an area of governmental administration below a province, region, state or other major national subdivision. ...

Countries NUTS 1 NUTS 2 NUTS 3
Austria AT Groups of states 3 States 9 Groups of Bezirks 35
Belgium BE Regions 3 Provinces 10 Arrondissements 43
Denmark DK - 1 - 1 Counties 15
Finland FI Mainland Finland 1 Large areas 4 Regions 19
Åland 1 - 1 - 1
France FR ZEAT 8 Regions 22 Départements 96
Overseas departments 1 Overseas departments 4 Département d'outre-mer 4
Germany DE States 16 Regierungsbezirke 41 Districts 439
Greece GR Groups of development regions 4 Peripheries 13 Prefectures 51
Ireland IE - 1 Regions 2 Regional Authority Regions 8
Italy IT Groups of regions 5 Regions 20 Provinces 110
Luxembourg LU - 1 - 1 - 1
Netherlands NL Landsdelen 4 Provinces 12 COROP regio's 40
Portugal PT Continental Portugal 1 Comissões de coordenação regional 5 Groups of Concelhos 30
Azores and Madeira 2 - 2 - 2
Spain ES Groups of autonomous communities 7 Autonomous communities 17 Provinces 50
Ceuta and Melilla 2 - 2
Sweden SE - 1 National areas 8 Counties 21
United Kingdom UK Regions of England 9 Groups of Counties; Inner and Outer London 30 Unitary authorities or groups of districts 93
Wales 1 Groups of unitary authorities 2 Groups of unitary authorities 12
Scotland 1 Groups of unitary authorities or LECs 4 Groups of unitary authorities or LECs 23
Northern Ireland 1 County 1 Groups of districts 5
EU-15 - 72 - 214 - 1098
Cyprus CY - 1 - 1 - 1
Czech Republic CZ - 1 Groups of Kraje 8 Kraje 14
Estonia EE - 1 - 1 Groups of Maakond 5
Hungary HU - 3 Statistical Regions 7 Megyék & Budapest 20
Latvia LV - 1 - 1 Regions 6
Lithuania LT - 1 - 1 Apskritis 10
Malta MT - 1 - 1 Islands 2
Poland PL - 6 Voivodships of Poland 16 Podregiony 45
Slovakia SK - 1 Zoskupenia Krajov 4 Kraje 8
Slovenia SI - 1 - 1 Statistical Regions 12
EU-25 - 89 - 255 - 1221
Switzerland CH - 1 Regions 7 Cantons 26

Since Austria is a federal republic according to the constitutional framework of Austrian politics, Austrias nine provinces are customarily referred to as States of Austria or Bundesländer, singular Bundesland. ... Belgium is a federal state and is composed of three communities, three regions, and four linguistic regions. ... Belgium is a federal state and is composed of three communities, three regions, and four linguistic regions. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics of Denmark are used for statistical purposes in a European Union context. ... Denmark is divided into 13 counties (amter), and 271 municipalities (kommuner): Copenhagen County comprise the municipalities in metropolitan Copenhagen, except Copenhagen Municipality and Frederiksberg Municipality. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics of Finland are used for statistical purposes in a European Union context. ... Mainland Finland (Manner-Suomi) is a term used for instance in statistics to exclude the autonomous Åland Islands under Finnish sovereignty. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics of Finland are used for statistical purposes in a European Union context. ... Finland is divided into 20 regions (maakunta/landskap in Finnish/Swedish). ... Motto: None Anthem: Ã…länningens sÃ¥ng Capital Mariehamn Largest city Mariehamn Official language(s) Swedish Government Governor Premier Autonomous Province Peter Lindbäck Roger Nordlund Autonomy 1920 Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water (%)   6,784 km² (n/a) 77. ... In 1967 the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), together with the French Commissariat général and DATAR (Délégation à laménagement du territoire et à laction régionale) declared the nominal division of France into eight large regions. ... is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... Under the 1946 Constitution of the Fourth Republic, the French colonies of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana in the Caribbean and Réunion in the Indian Ocean became départements doutre-mer (Overseas departments) or DOMs. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (transliterated as Laender in English, singular Land). ... A Regierungsbezirk is an administrative region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... There are 439 German districts, administrative units in Germany. ... The peripheries (περιφέρειες) are the subnational divisions of Greece. ... Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External... Map of the Republic of Ireland showing regions The Republic of Ireland is split into eight sub-regions for statistical purposes. ... Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics In Italy, the areas belonging to NUTS 1 level are not governed or controlled by a specific national Entity. ... The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitutions role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws... In Italy, the province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of an intermediate level, between municipality (comune) and region (Regione). ... The modern day Netherlands are divided into twelve provinces (provincies in Dutch), listed below with their capital city: Map of the Netherlands, with provinces and capital cities See also the ranked list of Dutch provinces // Structure A Dutch province represents the administrative layer in between the national government and the... Continental Portugal (Portuguese: Portugal Continental) is the designation of the mainland Portugal territory, in the Iberian Peninsula, located in the Continental Europe. ... // Districts There are 18 Districts (distritos, singular - distrito) in mainland Portugal: note: Territorial division in Portugal is currently in flux, because of planned centralization. ... // The 18 districts and 2 autonomous regions of Portugal subdivided into their municipalities Portugal is divided into 18 districts (Portuguese: distritos) and 2 autonomous regions (Portuguese: regiões autónomas), Azores and Madeira, that are further sub-divided into 308 municipalities (Portuguese: municípios or concelhos). ... Location Motto of the autonomous region: Antes morrer livres que em paz sujeitos (Portuguese: To die free rather than to be subjugated in peace) Official language Portuguese Capitals Ponta Delgada (Presidency of the autonomous government), Angra do Heroísmo (Supreme Court), Horta (Legislative Assembly) Other towns Praia da Vitória... For other uses of the word, see Madeira (disambiguation) Madeira Islands location. ... Autonomous communities of Spain. ... In addition to its seventeen autonomous communities, Spain is divided into fifty provinces. ... Area  â€“ Total   28 km² Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ Density  76,152  2719. ... Area  â€“ Total    20 km² (5 mi²) Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ Density  69,184  3459. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics of Sweden are used for statistical purposes in a European Union context. ... The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics of Sweden are used for statistical purposes in a European Union context. ... A county, or län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden. ... The BOGUS regions, also known as BOGUS FASCIST SCOTTISH Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st... For local government purposes, England is divided into three types of areas - non-unitary authorities, unitary authorities, and London boroughs. ... For more coverage on London, visit the London Portal. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... The 32 council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... The 32 council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... Dieu et mon droit (Royal motto) (French for God and my right)2 Northern Irelands location within the UK Main language English Other recognised languages Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain MP Area  - Total Ranked... Northern Ireland is divided into 26 districts for local government purposes. ... A kraj (plural: kraje) is the highest-level administrative unit in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and historically in Czechoslovakia. ... Counties of Hungary Hungary is subdivided administratively into 43 regions. ... Nickname: Paris of the East, Pearl of the Danubeor Queen of the Danube Official website: www. ... Map of counties and their capitals The territory of Lithuania is divided into 10 counties (Lithuanian: apskritys, singular - apskritis), all named after their capitals. ... The voivodship (Polish: województwo) has been a second-level administrative unit in Poland since the 14th century. ... Slovakia is subdivided into 8 kraje (singular - kraj, usually translated as regions, but actually meaning rather county), each of which is named after their principal city. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ...

Examples

Hesse (German: Hessen) is one of Germanys sixteen federal states (Bundesländer) and has an area of 21,110 km² and just over six million inhabitants. ... Germany is a Federal Republic made up of 16 States, known in German as Länder (transliterated as Laender in English, singular Land). ... Darmstadt is one of the three Regierungsbezirke of Hesse, Germany, located in the south of the country. ... A Regierungsbezirk is an administrative region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... The Wetteraukreis is a Kreis (district) in the middle of Hesse, Germany. ... There are 439 German districts, administrative units in Germany. ... Asia is the largest and most populous region or continent depending on the definition. ... Official language(s) None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 211 mi; 340 km 400 mi; 645 km 0. ...

See also

ISO 3166 is a three-part geographic coding standard for coding the names of countries and dependent areas, and the principal subdivisions thereof. ... It has been suggested that List of ISO country codes be merged into this article or section. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... This article is 200KB or more in size. ...

External links

  • Correspondence between the NUTS levels and the national administrative units — Eurostat
  • NUTS Statistical Regions of Europe — Eurostat
  • Hierarchical list of the NUTS (EU-15) — Eurostat
  • Hierarchy in EFTA, Accession and Candidate countries — Eurostat
  • List of NUTS codes (World Wide) — European Union

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SCADPlus: Common classification of territorial units for statistical purposes (1085 words)
The latter comprises parts of the economic territory that cannot be assigned to a given region such as air space, territorial waters and the continental shelf, territorial enclaves (embassies, consulates and military bases), or resource deposits located in international waters and exploited by units residing in their territory.
Territorial units are defined in terms of the existing administrative units in the Member States.
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Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (462 words)
The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the administrative division of countries for statistical purposes.
The standard was developed by the European Union, and thus only covers the member states of the EU in detail (see also: Regions of the European Union); Eurostat also devised a hierarchy for the 10 countries which joined the EU in 2004, but these are subject to minor changes.
The acronym is derived from the French name for the scheme, nomenclature des unités territoriales statistiques.
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