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The position of the capital cities and urban agglomerations in the system of classification of territorial units for statistics
Krasimir Levkov, Plamen Lakov

Last modified: 2019-01-21

Abstract


The study aims at outlining the position of the capital cities and urban agglomerations within the System of the classification of territorial units for statistical purposes used in the European Union. Eurostat data for the different territorial units included in the NUTS 1, NUTS 2 and NUTS 3 levels of the classification is analyzed. The emphasis is on the comparison of the Bulgarian capital Sofia to the capitals of countries comparable to Bulgaria by population and territory and by time of accession to the EU. Conclusions related to the discussion on the feasibility of separating a metropolitan region at NUTS 2 level were made.


Keywords


capital city, urban agglomeration, classification of territorial units for statistics, region, European Union.

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