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Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) / Local Administrative Units (LAU)

NUTS was created by the European Office for Statistics (Eurostat) as a single hierarchical classification of spatial units used for statistical production across the European Union (EU).

At the top of the hierarchy are the individual member states of the EU; below that are levels 1 to 3, then LAU levels 1 and 2.

Note that LAUs were only introduced in July 2003; before this there had been five different NUTS levels.

Listings of Subdivisions of NUTS / LAU Areas

The pages linked below contain listings of the NUTS 2, 3 and LAU 1 subdivisions of the 12 NUTS 1 areas in the UK.

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