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Geo Change: France - NUTS 2016 level 2 areas [UPDATED]
Monday, 19 Jun 2017 17:51 ET
By Phillip Thorne
Summary
March 2016 -- During 2015, France reorganized and reduced the number of "administrative regions," which affects the lists of NUTS (2013) level 2 and NUTS (2016) level 1 areas. We have defined new geo codes of the form IFRA_^^ and IFRA_^^^^. We are adapting Data Buffet extracts on a rolling basis as we encounter datasets where these geos apply. [Updated May 26, 2017.]
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Summary

Phase 1: The 27 NUTS (2013) level 2 areas are based on the administrative regions of France.

Phase 2: The French NSI, INSEE, combines 16 of the regions into seven, resulting in 18 administrative regions. These areas are sometimes called "grandes régions," but that term appears to be generic. Also, the name of region #24 has been changed, from "Centre" to "Centre-Val de Loire." (Strictly speaking, NUTS areas are used only by Eurostat, whereas NSIs use their respective national geographic classification. For consistency, we use the same geo codes for both, but there are intervals when the two classifications desynchronize.)

Phase 3: The seven new regions appear in NUTS 2016 as level 1 areas.

A concordance is attached. It provides the INSEE numeric codes and names for each area, and the Data Buffet geo codes; for completeness, it also shows the 11 unchanged NUTS (2013) level regions and the remaining NUTS (2016) level areas.

Successive changes

 ENFRGeo code2003200620102013
NUTS 1 zone for study and development zone d'études et d'aménagement du territoire (ZEAT) IFRA_^^^^ 9 9 9 9
NUTS 2 region, overseas department région, DOM
IFRA_^^ 26 26 26 27
NUTS 3 department, overseas department département, DOM
IFRA_^^^ 100 100 100 101

Impacted releases by theme (date of our change)

References

At Eurostat:

At INSEE:

Other:

Updates

  • Mar. 2016
  • Jul. 2016
  • Feb. 2017
  • Mar. 2017 - INSEE document no longer accessible. Corrected the attachment, which in the "2016 final" column listed capital city names, not region names.
  • May 2017 - Business bankruptcies, stage of construction, deaths. Updated attachment with IFRA_^^^^-type geo codes for NUTS 2016.
  • Jun. 19 - Table of successive changes.
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