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025 -- Degree of urbanisation by area, 31 Dec 2012

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Field for searching for a specific value in the list box. This is examples of values you can search for.WHOLE COUNTRY , Akaa , Alajärvi ,

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Concepts and definitions
Quality description
The statistics use the regional division of 1 January 2013.


Instructions for creating a map by municipality.


Paint only the municipalities from Akaa to Äänekoski from the list


In the second list, select, for instance, Degree of urbanisation


Click Continue


From the Graphs and maps drop-down menu select map and the application opens a new window


The colour and size of the map can be adjusted.
If the size of the map is 200% or more, the names of the areas will be printed on the map.


The map and legend are created as separate gif files and they can be saved with the right mouse button.

Population and degree of urbanisation

Population in densely populated areas

All clusters of buildings with at least 200 inhabitants where the distance
between buildings does not exceed 200 metres are defined as localities or
urban settlements. In defining localities, not only residential but also
business, office and other buildings used as workplaces are taken into
account. Administrative regional divisions do not have an effect on the
formation of localities.


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Degree of urbanisation

Degree of urbanisation refers to the proportion of people living in
localities or urban settlements among the population of a municipality
whose place of residence can be defined by coordinates.