Developing a common definition of metropolitan areas increases international comparability of the economic, social and environmental performances of metropolitan areas. The OECD and the EU have developed a harmonised definition of urban areas as “functional economic units”.
The following profiles provide the functional urban areas of each country. The following information is included:
- Map of the country with all the functional urban areas.
- List of the functional urban areas by population size.
- Population living in functional urban areas.
- Methodological notes on data used.
The map and list of urban areas are in pdf format
You can download the list of municipalities belonging to each functional urban area:
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