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Definition: Land used for public services (excluding transport, communications and technical infrastructure)


This category comprises land mainly used for public administrations at the national, provincial or local levels, schools, hospitals, churches and other social and cultural facilities, irrespective of whether these functions are provided by government, institutions or private persons.  Included is land used for their auxiliary purposes.  In terms of ISIC/Rev. 3, the activities included in this category can be described by divisions 75-85 and 99.  Excluded is land used for purposes specified elsewhere, in particular land under technical infrastructures and land used for public transport and communication facilities.
Joint OECD/Eurostat Questionnaire 2002 on the State of the Environment, section on Land