Classification – Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS)
At the beginning of the 1970s, Eurostat developed the NUTS (Nomenclature des Unités Territoriales Statistiques – Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes) classification, which aimed to designate comparable territorial units in terms of area and population size, based on which uniform regional statistics can be collected and compiled.
NUTS short description (pdf, 95 KB)
It covers the code number and the name of the items in the classification.
NUTS structure (xlsx, 95 KB)
NUTS structure with names (xlsx, 176 KB)
The explanatory notes determine the content of classification items. They help to classify items into the appropriate category of the classification.
NUTS explanatory notes (pdf, 106 KB)
It supports quick search in the classification. As a result of searching by code number or text, it displays all the items in the classification that contain such code number or text.
No search engine has been made for this classification.
The materials here contain the principles and rules of application of the classification.
Methodological guide (pdf, 68 KB)
Correspondence tables(s) between the items of the current and the previous version of the classification.
No correspondence tables have been made for this classification.
Legislation requiring the use of the classification:
- Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) (pdf, 321 KB)
The previous versions of the classification can be found here: