Statistics Explained

Glossary:Urban centre

Common term: Urban centre; Plural: Urban centres; Technical term: High density cluster

Short definition: a cluster of contiguous grid cells of 1 km² (excluding diagonals) with a population density of at least 1 500 inhabitants per km² and collectively a minimum population of 50 000 inhabitants after gap-filling.

Further information

  • See Chapter 1 of Eurostat's Territorial typologies manual

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