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Region boundaries, admninistrative boundaries - NUTS-2 centroids

General information

This point layer provides the location and attributive information for NUTS-2 region centroids. The cities included in this layer are identical to the centroids of the NUTS-2 region layer. A tabular list of these centroids can be found here. This layer can be used just for mapping purposes or as points of interest, but can also be used for specific analytical purposes. The main features of this coverage are:

Layer names: NUTS2CENT
Feature classes: points (*.PAT)
No of point features: 289
User attributes associated with PAT: 12

Detailed description of the point attribute table

The PAT of the NUTS2CENT coverage contains the following user-defined attributes:

Attribute Width Output Type Dec. Contents
POINTID 10 10 I --- Unique point ID xx.yyyy
xx = Country ID
yyyy = point number 0001 …
LABEL 30 30 CI --- City name
COUNTRY 4 4 C --- ISO country code
NUTS1_CODE 4 4 C --- NUTS-1 region code
NUTS2_CODE 6 6 C --- NUTS-2 region code
POPCITY 8 8 I --- City population (in 1,000)
POPAGG 8 8 I --- Agglomeration population (in 1,000)
POPNUTS2 8 8 I --- Population of NUTS-2 region (in 1,000)
POPNUTS1 8 8 I --- Population of NUTS-1 region (in 1,000)
POPCOUNT 8 8 I --- Country population (in 1,000)
X-COORD 4 12 F 3 X-coordinate (in m)
Y-COORD 4 12 F 3 Y-coordinate (in m)

POINTID represents a unique point ID, with x.0000 representing the capital city (x = country ID). The POINTIDs of those cities that at the same time represent a NUTS-1 or NUTS-0 region centroid are identical to the POINTIDs in the NUTS0CENT or NUTS1CENT layers.

LABEL gives the name of the city.

COUNTRY indicates the ISO country code of the country in which the city is located, whereas NUTS1_CODE and NUTS2_CODE provide the official NUTS-1 and NUTS-2 region codes as published by Eurostat in which the city is located. A full list of the region centroids can be found here in tabular format. Column 3 of this table illustrates the region name, whereas the last column indicates the name of the centroid (LABEL). The 1995 NUTS 2 region code is also provided (corresponding to the NUTS2_CODE attribute) there.

POPCITY, POPAGG, POPNUTS2, POPNUTS1 and POPCOUNT provide actual population figures for the city (POPCITY), for the entire agglomeration area (POPAGG), the respective NUTS-2 (POPNUTS2) and NUTS-1 regions (POPNUTS1) and for the overall country (POPCOUNT). If a city does not constitute a greater agglomeration area, then the population figures provided in POPAGG and POPCITY are identical.

X-COORD and Y-COORD give the geographical position of the city centre.

 More on this topic
Related documents:ISO Country Codes
System of NUTS-2 regions
NUTS-2 level

RRG GIS Database contents:

General information
Transport networks
Region boundaries, admninistrative boundaries

Introduction to boundary layers
Country boundaries (NUTS-0 level)
NUTS-1 level
NUTS-2 level
NUTS-3 level
INTERREG IIIB (2000-2006) Cooperation Areas
National capital cities
NUTS-1 centroids
NUTS-2 centroids
Regional cities (NUTS-3 centroids)

Interaction data and regional data
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