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Eurostat Regional Yearbook: regional diversity EU illustrated through statistics

Which EU regions are the most developed? Which region has the highest proportion of the population with completed tertiary education? And which cities are considered to have the worst air quality? The answers to these questions and many more are found in the 2011 regional yearbook from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Eurostat gives regional statistics on recent economic, social and demographic developments

The Eurostat regional yearbook contains many user friendly thematic maps. The publication gives an overview of the most recent economic, social and demographic developments in the 271 NUTS level 2 regions (NUTS = a geocode standard for referencing the subdivisions of countries for statistical purposes. In total there are 3 NUTS levels) of the 27 Member States as well as the regions in the 4 EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and the 4 candidate countries (Montenegro, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey).

This year´s new regional statistics

The Eurostat regional yearbook 2011 includes a new chapter on land cover and land use as well as on densely and thinly populated areas. It also contains chapters on population, labour market, labour cost, education, health, cities, gross domestic product, household accounts, structural business statistics, information society, tourism, costal regions, transport and science, technology & innovation.

You can donwload the full report from the Eurostat-website.


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