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ADMINISTRATIVE REGIONS

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Definition:
Administrative regions are the territorial units which a country is divided in. There is normally an administration with some government functions and powers connected to administrative regions. The jurisdiction of an administrative area normally covers the total area inside its borders. In some countries parts of the sea are also included in administrative regions.

Source Publication:
Eurostat, 1999, Regions - Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics - NUTS, Eurostat, Luxembourg.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Thursday, August 26, 2004

Last updated on Thursday, August 26, 2004