NUTS statistical regions of Estonia

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The Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) is a geocode standard for referencing the subdivisions of Estonia 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 Estonia is EE 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 Estonia, the LAU 1 is counties and the LAU 2 are municipalities.


NUTS Codes

Level Subdivisions #
NUTS 1 1
NUTS 2 1
NUTS 3 Groups of counties (Groups of Maakond) 5

Local administrative units

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

Level Subdivisions #
LAU 1 Counties (Maakond) 15
LAU 2 Municipalities (Vald, linn) 79

The LAU codes of Estonia can be downloaded here: [1]Page white excel.png

NUTS codes

NUTS 1 Code NUTS 2 Code NUTS 3 Code
Estonia EE0 Estonia EE00 Põhja-Eesti EE001
Lääne-Eesti EE004
Kesk-Eesti EE006
Kirde-Eesti EE007
Lõuna-Eesti EE008


EE0 Estonia
EE00 Estonia
EE001 Põhja-Eesti (Harju County)
EE004 Lääne-Eesti (Hiiu County, Lääne County, Pärnu County, Saare County)
EE006 Kesk-Eesti (Järva County, Lääne-Viru County, Rapla County)
EE007 Kirde-Eesti (Ida-Viru County)
EE008 Lõuna-Eesti (Jõgeva County, Põlva County, Tartu County, Valga County, Viljandi County, Võru County)

See also


  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)


  • Hierarchical list of the Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics - NUTS and the Statistical regions of Europe
  • Overview map of EU Countries - NUTS level 1
    • EESTI - NUTS level 2[permanent dead link]
    • EESTI - NUTS level 3[permanent dead link]
  • Correspondence between the NUTS levels and the national administrative units
  • List of current NUTS codes
    • Download current NUTS codes (ODS format)
  • Counties of Estonia,