Développement régional

Functional urban areas by country


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.
  • Shapefiles of the metropolitan areas areas by country

The map and list of urban areas are in shapefile format - (PDF's to follow)


 Australia - shapefile

Italy - shapefile

 Austria - shapefile

Japan - shapefile

 Belgium - shapefile

Korea - shapefile

 Canada - shapefile

Luxembourg - shapefile

 Chile - shapefile

 Mexico - shapefile

Colombia - shapefile

Netherlands‌ - shapefile

 Czech Republic - shapefile

New Zealand - shapefile

 Denmark - shapefile

 Norway - shapefile

 Estonia - shapefile

 Poland - shapefile

European Union - shapefile

 Portugal - shapefile

 Finland - shapefile

 Slovak Republic - shapefile

France - shapefile

 Slovenia - shapefile

 Germany - shapefile

Spain - shapefile

Greece - shapefile

 Sweden - shapefile

Hungary - shapefile

 Switzerland - shapefile

 Iceland - shapefile

 Turkey - shapefile

Ireland - shapefile

 United Kingdom - shapefile

Israel - shapefile

United States - shapefile





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