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Reference Data

Administrative units/Statistical units:

- NUTS 2010
- NUTS 2006
- NUTS 2003


- Urban audit 2004
- Urban audit 2001


- Countries 2014

- Countries 2010 

- Countries 2006


- Communal centroids 2010

- Communal centroids 2006 



Transport networks::

- Airports


- Ports

Population Distribution / Demography :

- Urban Clusters 


- GEOSTAT 1 km² Population grid 


- Degree of Urbanisation - 2001












Land cover:

- Land Use /Cover Area frame Statistical Survey (LUCAS)


- Corine Land Cover (CLC)


- Urban Morphological Zones (UMZ)




Domains are classified according the INSPIRE Classification of spatial data services. For more information please consult the INSPIRE website:

How to download:


The geographic data is provided zipped. In order to work with the geographic data in your GIS please:

  1. click on the corresponding link and save the "zip" file in your file server
  2. extract the file that contains the geographic data from the zip file
  3. If the data is provided in Personal Geodatabase format (GDB - Access database), you can directly use it in ArcGIS 9.2 and other ESRI tools. To use them in other GIS you will probably need to convert the personal GDB to an other format compatible with your GIS

The metadata are included in each "zip" file

Last update 03.12.2013