NUTS of Greece

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First-level NUTS regions of Greece:
  EL3: Attiki
  EL5: Voreia Ellada

The NUTS codes of Greece are part of the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics, an official nomenclature of the European Commission used by Eurostat for statistical purposes.

Changes[edit]

In 2011, the NUTS1 code of Greece was changed from GR to EL. The change became official per European Commission regulation No. 31/2011. With regard to the transmission of data to Eurostat, the new codes entered into force by 1 January 2012.[1]

Following the Kallikrates territorial reform, the NUTS regions of Greece were redefined. With the region of Epirus being reclassified as part of Voreia Ellada (Northern Greece, former EL1), and the region of Thessaly in exchange going to Kentriki Ellada (Central Greece, former EL2), new NUTS1 codes have been assigned to both regions. Apart from that, a number of third-level divisions have been changed. The changes became official in December 2013 by European Commission regulation No. 1319/2013. With regard to the transmission of data to Eurostat, the new codes entered into force by 1 January 2015.[2]

NUTS levels[edit]

The three NUTS levels are as follows:

Level Subdivisions #
NUTS 1 Groups of development regions 4
NUTS 2 Regions (Perifereies) 13
NUTS 3 Regional units or combinations thereof,
sometimes equivalent to former Prefectures (Nomoi)
52

NUTS codes[edit]

Per 1 January 2015, the NUTS codes for Greece are as follows:

Local administrative units[edit]

Below the NUTS levels, the two LAU (Local Administrative Units) levels are:

Level Subdivisions #
LAU 1 Municipalities (Dimoi) 325
LAU 2 Municipal units, municipal communities, local units

The LAU codes of Greece can be downloaded here: [1]Page white excel.png

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