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New Geos: Italy - Moody's Analytics Metropolitan Areas
Friday, 23 Sep 2011 11:54 ET
By Georges Fadel
Summary
August 2011 -- For purposes of estimation and forecasting in Italy, we use 11 metropolitan areas based on definitions from ISTAT and the ESPON Project.
Detail

Introduction

The Moody's Analytics Global Metropolitan Areas product consists of historical estimates and forecasts for major cities worldwide, extending our expertise with U.S. metro areas.  Inconveniently, there is no globally accepted standard for a "metropolitan area," i.e., a cluster of one or more geographic subdivisions strongly integrated by economic and commuting activity.  Whenever possible, we use the definition(s) provided by each nation's geographic authority, or proposed by a supernational body; otherwise, we define our own.

We were able to utilize ISTAT (the Italian statistical agency) for definitions for four metro areas, each of which uses a single NUTS 3 area.  For the remaining areas we resorted to the ESPON Project 1.4.3, which promulgated Functional Urban Areas (FUAs) each based on one or more NUTS 3 areas.

References

Table 1 of 1. Metropolitan areas in Italy.  Each area is an aggregate of one or more NUTS 3 regions.  Italy has a national geo code of IITA, all codes for its geographic subdivisions use IITA as a prefix, and all Moody's Analytics metro areas feature the letter M.  Each of the 11 areas is identified as IITA(underscore)M(letter)(letter)(letter), and may be retrieved en masse by using the basket geo wild card IITA_M^^^.

Geo Code Description Geo Type Source
IITA_MBOL Bologna   ESPON
IITA_BOL   Bologna NUTS 3  
IITA_MCAT Catania   ESPON
IITA_CAT   Catania NUTS 3  
IITA_MFIR Florence   ESPON
IITA_FIR   Florence NUTS 3  
IITA_PST   Pistoia NUTS 3  
IITA_PRA   Prato NUTS 3  
IITA_MGEN Genoa   ESPON
IITA_GEN   Genoa NUTS 3  
IITA_SAV Savona NUTS 3  
IITA_MMIL Milan   ISTAT
IITA_MIL   Milan NUTS 3  
IITA_MNAP Napoli   ISTAT
IITA_NAP   Napoli NUTS 3  
IITA_MPAL Palermo   ESPON
IITA_PAL   Palermo NUTS 3  
IITA_MROM Rome   ISTAT
IITA_ROM   Rome NUTS 3  
IITA_MTUR Turin   ISTAT
IITA_TOR   Turin NUTS 3  
IITA_MVEN Venice   ESPON
IITA_PAD   Padova NUTS 3  
IITA_TRV   Treviso NUTS 3  
IITA_VEN   Venice NUTS 3  
IITA_MVER Verona   ESPON
IITA_VER   Verona NUTS 3  
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