(06 October 2014) – The Regional yearbook 2014, published today by Eurostat, provides an overview of European regional statistics covering a wide range of fields. It thus gives a more detailed picture than national level data and helps in understanding the regional diversity that exists in the EU.
The publication contains statistics for the 272 NUTS level 2 regions and, for some indicators, the 1 315 NUTS level 3 regions of the 28 Member States of the EU as well as, when available, the regions in EFTA and candidate countries. It also provides information to assess the quality of life in European towns and cities.
In addition to the Regional yearbook, Eurostat offers two interactive applications on its website for visualising and analysing sub-national data: Regional Statistics Illustrated and the Statistical Atlas.
On the occasion of the 12th European week of Regions and Cities and to illustrate the diversity of the regional data presented in the Eurostat Regional yearbook 2014, the press release presents a small selection of indicators from different statistical fields for both regions and cities.