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Definition: Degree of urbanisation

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Classification of local administrative units (LAUs) as cities, towns and suburbs or rural areas based on a combination of geographical contiguity and population density, measured by minimum population thresholds applied to 1 km² population grid cells; each LAU belongs exclusively to one of these three classes.
Eurostat, "Methodological manual on territorial typologies", 2018 Edition, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2019