National Structures

Correspondence between the NUTS levels and the national administrative units

(last update 11/06/2020, based on NUTS 2021 and LAU 2019)

NUTS regions (EU-27 + UK):

NUTS 1 # NUTS 2 # NUTS 3 # LAU #
BE Gewesten / Régions 3 Provincies / Provinces 11 Arrondissementen / Arrondissements 44 Gemeenten / Communes 581
BG Зони (Zoni) 2 Райони (Rajoni) 6 Области
(Oblasti)
28 Общини (Obshtini) 265
CZ Území 1 Regiony soudržnosti 8 Kraje 14 Obce 6 258
DK - 1 Regioner 5 Landsdele 11 Kommuner 99
DE Länder 16 Regierungsbezirke 38 Kreise 401 Gemeinden 11 087
EE - 1 - 1 Maakondade grupid 5 Linn, vald

79

IE - 1 Regions 3 Regional Authority Regions 8 Local Electoral Areas 166
EL Μεγάλες Γεωγραφικές Περιοχές (Megales Geografikes Perioches - Great Geographical Areas) 4 Περιφέρειες (Periferies - Regions) 13 Ομάδες Περιφερειακών Eνοτήτων (Omades Periferiakon Enotiton - Groups of Regional Units) 52 Δημοτικές / Τοπικές Κοινότητες (Dimotikes / Topikes Koinotites - Municipal / Local Communes) 6 134
ES Agrupación de comunidades autónomas 7 Comunidades y ciudades Autónomas 19 Provincias + islas + Ceuta, Melilla 59 Municipios 8 131
FR Z.E.A.T + DOM 14 Régions + DOM 27 Départements + DOM 101 Communes 34 970
HR - 1 Regija 4 Županija 21 Gradovi i općine 556
IT Gruppi di regioni 5 Regioni 21 Provincie 107 Comuni 7 926
CY - 1 - 1 - 1 Δήμοι, Κοινότητες
(Dimoi, koinotites)
615
LV - 1 - 1 Statistiskie reģioni 6 Republikas pilsētas, novadi 119
LT - 1 Regionai 2 Apskritys 10 Savivaldybės 60
LU - 1 - 1 - 1 Communes 102
HU Statisztikai nagyrégiók 3 Tervezési-statisztikai régiók 8 Megyék + Budapest 20 Települések 3 155
MT - 1 - 1 Reġjuni 2 Kunsilli 68
NL Landsdelen 4 Provincies 12 - 40 Gemeenten 355
AT Gruppen von Bundesländern 3 Bundesländer 9 Gruppen von Gemeinden 35 Gemeinden 2 096
PL Makroregiony 7 Regiony 17 Podregiony 73 Gminy 2 478
PT Continente + Regiões Autónomas 3 Grupos de Entidades Intermunicipais + Regiões Autónomas 7 Entidades Intermunicipais (Comunidades Intermunicipais + Áreas Metropolitanas) + Regiões Autónomas 25 Freguesias 3 092
RO Macroregiuni 4 Regiuni 8 Judet + Bucuresti 42 Comuni + Municipiu + Orase 3 181
SI - 1 Kohezijske regije 2 Statistične regije 12 Občine 212
SK - 1 Oblasti 4 Kraje 8 Obce 2 927
FI Manner-Suomi, Ahvenananmaa / Fasta Finland, Åland 2 Suuralueet / Storområden 5 Maakunnat / Landskap 19 Kunnat / Kommuner 311
SE Grupper av riksområden 3 Riksområden 8 Län 21 Kommuner 290
 
UK Government Office Regions; Country 12 Counties (some grouped); Inner and Outer London; Groups of unitary authorities 41 Upper tier authorities or groups of lower tier authorities (unitary authorities or districts) 179 Lower tier authorities (districts) or individual unitary authorities; Individual unitary authorities or LECs (or parts thereof); Districts 400

Statistical regions (other countries):

  NUTS 1 # NUTS 2 # NUTS 3 # LAU #

IS

 

-

1

-

1

Hagskýrslu-svæði

2

Sveitarfélög

73

LI

-

1

-

1

-

1

Gemeinden

11

NO

-

1

Landsdeler

7

Fylker

18

Kommuner

356

CH

-

1

Grossregionen
Grandes regions
Grandi regioni

7

Kantone
Cantons
Cantoni

26

Gemeinden
Communes
Comuni

2 222

ME

-

1

-

1

-

1

Насеља
(Naselja)

-

MK

-

1

-

1

Статистички
региони
(Statistički
regioni)

8

Општини (Opštini)

80

AL

-

1

-

3

Qarks

12

-

61

RS

-

2 - 4 област (oblast) 25

-

-

TR

Bölgeler

12

Alt bölgeler

26

Iller

81

-

973
BA Not yet agreed Not yet available
XK Not yet agreed Not yet available

 

Abbreviations:

BE: Belgium, BG: Bulgaria, CZ: Czech Republic, DK: Denmark, DE: Germany, EE: Estonia, IE: Ireland, EL: Greece, ES: Spain, FR: France, HR: Croatia, IT: Italy, CY: Cyprus, LV: Latvia, LT: Lithuania, LU: Luxembourg, HU: Hungary, MT: Malta, NL: Netherlands, AT: Austria, PL: Poland, PT: Portugal, RO: Romania, SI: Slovenia, SK: Slovakia, FI: Finland, SE: Sweden, UK: United Kingdom,IS: Island, LI: Lichtenstein, NO: Norway, CH: Switzerland, ME: Montenegro, MK: North Macedonia, AL: Albania, RS: Serbia, TR: Turkey, BA: Bosnia and Herzegovina, XK: Kosovo (This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence).

DOM: Département d’outre-Mer (French department beyond the seas, FR)
Z.E.A.T.: Zone économique d’aménagement du territoire (FR)
LEC: Local Enterprise Company (Scotland, UK)