Administrative territorial unit
Name authority list
This table provides the list of the various administrative territorial units of the EU Member States.The name of each territorial unit can be found in the "Administrative territorial unit types" (ATTY) table.Due to the large volume of lowest level administrative units (local authority, municipality) in certain countries, these units have not yet been fully implemented.The lists of codes represent the administrative territorial units, based on national official / legal information and the ISO 3166-2 standard. Differences can be noticed due to the rapid changes occurring in the countries.The codes have been created, as far as possible, by integrating the code used in UNECE http://www.unece.org/cefact/locode/service/location.htmlThe administrative territorial units must not be confused with the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS). The NUTS is delineated according to the population living in the territorial unit and is used in an economical / statistical environment. More information can be found on http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/nuts/principles-and-characteristicsThe administrative territorial units must not be confused with the jurisdiction territories designed for the competence area of Courts.In certain countries, the subdivisions may be the same for the administrative, economical, statistical and jurisdiction units.