NUTS statistical regions of Denmark

The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the subdivisions of Denmark for statistical purposes.[1] The standard is developed and regulated by the European Union.[2] The NUTS standard is instrumental in delivering the European Union's Structural Funds. The NUTS code for Denmark is DK and a hierarchy of three levels is established by Eurostat. Below these is a further levels of geographic organisation - the local administrative unit (LAU). In Denmark, the LAU 1 are municipalities and the LAU 2 is Parishes.


NUTS CodesEdit

Level Subdivisions #
NUTS 1 1
NUTS 2 Regions (Danish: Regioner) 5
NUTS 3 Provinces (Danish: Landsdele) 11

Local administrative unitsEdit

Below the NUTS levels, the two LAU (Local Administrative Units) levels are:

Level Subdivisions #
LAU 1 Municipalities (Danish: Kommuner) 99
LAU 2 Parishes (Danish: Sogne) 2143

The LAU codes of Denmark can be downloaded here: [1] 

NUTS codesEdit

Map of Denmark showing NUTS 3 regions.
NUTS 1 Code NUTS 2 Code NUTS 3 Code
Denmark DK0 Hovedstaden DK01 Byen København DK011
Københavns omegn DK012
Nordsjælland DK013
Bornholm DK014
Sjælland DK02 Østsjælland DK021
Vest- og Sydsjælland DK022
Southern Denmark DK03 Fyn DK031
Sydjylland DK032
Midtjylland DK04 Vestjylland DK041
Østjylland DK042
Nordjylland DK05 Nordjylland DK050

Before 2003Edit

In the 2003 version, before the counties were abolished, the codes were as follows:

NUTS 1 Code NUTS 2 Code NUTS 3 Code
Denmark DK0 Denmark DK00 Copenhagen and Frederiksberg DK001
Copenhagen County DK002
Frederiksborg County DK003
Roskilde County DK004
West Zealand County DK005
Storstrøm County DK006
Bornholm DK007
Funen County DK008
South Jutland County DK009
Ribe County DK00A
Vejle County DK00B
Ringkjøbing County DK00C
Århus County DK00D
Viborg County DK00E
North Jutland County DK00F

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Revision to the Irish NUTS2 and NUTS3 regions".
  2. ^ Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/2066 of 21 November 2016 amending the annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS)