Cities overview

The CityLoops cities are each situated and therefore also nested in their respective territories, regions and countries. As part of the Sector-Wide Circularity Assessment, they have collected data (in an online course) on these different spatial scales.

Official titles of NUTS levels and the respective amounts of each

The various links lead to the Wikipedia articles for each of the countries and their respective NUTS levels, if those exist. (Source of the content)

City Country NUTS1 # NUTS2 # NUTS3 #
Apeldoorn Netherlands Landsdelen 4 Provincies 12 COROP-regio's 40
Bodø Norway - 1 Landsdeler 1 Fylker 2
Høje-Taastrup Denmark - 1 Regioner 5 Landsdele 11
Mikkeli Finland Manner-Suomi, Ahvenananmaa / Fasta Finland, Åland 2 Suuralueet / Storområden 5 Maakunnat / Landskap 19
Porto Portugal Continente + Regiões Autónomas 3 Grupos de Entidades Intermunicipais + Regiões Autónomas 7 Entidades Intermunicipais (Comunidades Intermunicipais + Áreas Metropolitanas) + Regiões Autónomas 25
Roskilde Denmark - 1 Regioner 5 Landsdele 11
Sevilla Spain Agrupación de comunidades autónomas 7 Comunidades y ciudades Autónomas 19 Provincias + islas + Ceuta, Melilla 59

Name and code of each NUTS level

The table is an overview of the NUTS levels for each of the CityLoops cities. For NUTS 2 and NUTS 3, these reference spaces already exist in the system. They are spelled exactly as stated here (capitalisation, spaces etc.), so be sure to use that exact name for the system to recognise it when you upload spreadsheet data.

City Country NUTS1 NUTS1 code NUTS2 NUTS2 code NUTS3 NUTS3 code
Apeldoorn Netherlands Oostnederland NL2 Gelderland NL22 Veluwe NL221
Bodø Norway Norway NO0 Nord-Norge NO07 Nordland NO071
Høje-Taastrup Denmark Danmark DK0 Hovedstaden DK01 Københavns omegn DK012
Mikkeli Finland Manner-Suomi FI1 Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi FI1D Etelä-Savo FI1D1
Porto Portugal Continente PT1 Norte PT11 Área Metropolitana do Porto PT11A
Roskilde Denmark Danmark DK0 Sjælland DK02 Østsjælland DK021
Sevilla Spain Sur ES6 Andalucía ES61 Sevilla ES618

Name and code of the Local Administrative Units (LAU)

The Local Administrative Units come from here:

City LAU name LAU code LAU population Area (km²) LAU title #
Apeldoorn Apeldoorn GM0200 162445 340 Gemeenten 355
Bodø Bodø unknown 42102 2863 Sveitarfélög 73
Høje-Taastrup Høje-Taastrup 169 50686 78 Kommuner 99
Mikkeli Mikkeli 491 53818 3230 Kunnat / Kommuner 311
Porto Bonfim / Campanhã / Paranhos / Ramalde / União das freguesias de Aldoar, Foz do Douro e Nevogilde / União das freguesias de Cedofeita, Santo Ildefonso, Sé, Miragaia, São Nicolau e Vitória / União das freguesias de Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos 131202 / 131203 / 131210 / 131211 / 131216 / 131217 / 1312018 237591 41 Freguesias 3092
Roskilde Roskilde 265 87577 212 Kommuner 99
Sevilla Sevilla 41091 688592 141 Municipios 8131

Background of spatial scale classification

"In all traditional material flow accounting methods, one of the first steps is to define a system boundary, both in space and time, where flows enter and exit from, and stocks stay within. In the case of CityLoops, the system boundary coincides with urban administrative boundaries as this is where most information/data is available but also where their jurisdiction often ends.

At a European level, various spatial levels were created to collect data on, in order to highlight specific territorial aspects of regions and cities. These levels zoom further in from member states level as they enable them to compare similarly inhabited or similar areas of land. The main hierarchical categorisation of territorial statistics is the so-called Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) classification going from the country to smaller and smaller regions and territories namely NUTS 1, 2 and 3 respectively. Table 10 provides the name and number of each of these NUTS levels for the seven demonstrator cities of CityLoops.

Table 11 states the respective names and codes of the NUTS levels that the cities are nested in. As can be seen from that table, the biggest cities, such as Porto and Seville sometimes coincide with their NUTS 3 boundaries, but in most cases that smallest NUTS level is still too big and a smaller territorial scale is needed.

This is where Local Administrative Units (LAUs) can be taken advantage of since they are compatible with NUTS levels (through specific correspondence tables). In this case, almost all cities have a corresponding LAU, except Porto which has several (Table 12). That table contains what appear to be the boundaries that best reflect the urban administrations for the seven demonstrator cities of CityLoops."

(Source: excerpt from WP4 Deliverable 4.3 Sector-Wide Circularity Assessment Method (p. 37)).