Glossary:Metro regions

Common term: Metro regions; Plural: Metro regions; Full term: Metropolitan region/metropolitan regions

Short definition: the metropolitan typology is applied at the level of NUTS level 3 regions and identifies metropolitan regions in the European Union (EU). These regions are defined as urban agglomerations (NUTS level 3 regions or groups of NUTS level 3 regions) where at least 50 % of the population lives inside a functional urban area (FUA) that is composed of at least 250 000 inhabitants.

Note that capital city metropolitan regions may be identified as a subdivision of metropolitan regions; these refer to the metropolitan region which includes the capital city.

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