RRG GIS Database
Region boundaries, admninistrative boundaries - Country boundaries (NUTS-0 level)
This layer represents the country boundaries of all European countries. The coverage covers arc and polygon feature classed. Information associated with the polygons include country names, ISO country codes and country area. The country codes can be used to link additional (statistical) information to the layer, if required. The main features of the NUTS1 coverage are:
Layer name: NUTS0
Feature classes: Arcs, polygons (*.AAT, *.PAT)
No of arc features:
No of polygon features:
User attributes associated with AAT: 1
User attributes associated with PAT: 3
Detailed description of the arc attribute table
The AAT of the NUTS0 coverage contains only one user-defined attribute. The classification of the BOUNDARY attribute can be used to select and draw different types of boundaries, if required. The attribute differentiates between shorelines and country boundaries.
|1 = Shores
|2 = Country boundary
Detailed description of the polygon attribute table
The PAT of the NUTS0 coverage contains the following user-defined attributes:
||ISO country code
||Name of the country
||Total country area (in sqkm)
The attribute COUNTRY represents the official ISO codes as defined and used by Eurostat. These codes can be used both to join statistical data to the layer.
COUNTRY_NAME gives the official country name, whereas COUNTRYTOTAREA represents the total country area. This attribute should not be confused with the ArcInfo internal area attribute, which represents the area of the individual polygon in question. In contrast, COUNTRYTOTAREA represents the total country area, i.e. if the country consists of several polygons, the areas of all polygons are summed up in this attribute.
RRG GIS Database contents:General information
Region boundaries, admninistrative boundaries
Introduction to boundary layersGeography
Country boundaries (NUTS-0 level)
INTERREG IIIB (2000-2006) Cooperation Areas
National capital cities
Regional cities (NUTS-3 centroids)
Interaction data and regional data
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