For the purposes of the Moody's Analytics estimated and forecast data products, we have established geography codes for metropolitan areas in Denmark. Denmark does not have a single official standard, but rather two separate sources which both define metro areas as aggregates of municipalities (LAU 1 / kommuner). The two metro areas are:
- Copenhagen = IDNK_MCOP
- East Jutland (Arhus) = IDNK_MEJT
Statistics Denmark provides a definition for the Copenhagen metro area, but not East Jutland. The Danish Ministry of the Environment's Centre for Information provides a definition for the East Jutland (Arhus) metro area (in documents dated 2007 and 2008), but not Copenhagen.
We define each of our metropolitan areas as aggregates of municipalities (LAU 1 / kommuner). Denmark has a national geo code of IDNK, all codes for its geographic subdivisions use IDNK as a prefix, and all Moody’s Analytics metro area codes feature the letter “M.” Each of the two areas is identified as IDNK(underscore)M(three letters), and may be retrieved in bulk with the basket geo wild card IDNK_M^^^.
The full list of the two metro areas and 35 constituent municipalities is attached (Microsoft Excel).
Denmark municipalities are defined as LAU 1. Previously Moody's Analytics referred to them as LAU 2; we have corrected this article and its attachments.