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025 -- Degree of urbanisation by area, 31 Dec 2015

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The statistics use the regional division of 1 January 2016.

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.