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(p. 743) Structure of Subnational Governments in Europe, 2007

(p. 743) Appendix 1

Structure of Subnational Governments in Europe, 2007

(p. 744)

Country population

Number of local authorities

Average municipal population

1st level

2nd level

3rd level

The British Isles

 United Kingdom

61.6

434

35

3

142 015

 Ireland

4.5

114

39 035

The Rhinelandic States

 Belgium

10.8

589

10

6

18 251

 Netherlands

16.5

443

12

37 214

 Luxembourg

0.5

116

4 254

 Germany

82.0

12 312

323

16

6 660

 Austria

8.4

2 357

9

3 545

 Switzerland

7.7

2 740

26

2 811

The Nordic States

 Denmark

5.5

98

5

56 239

 Finland

5.3

416

2

12 804

 Sweden

9.3

290

20

31 918

 Norway

4.8

430

18

11 161

The Southern European States

 France

64.4

36 683

100

26

1 754

 Italy

60.0

8 101

103

20

7 412

 Spain

45.8

8 111

50

17

5 650

 Portugal

10.6

4251

308

2

2 518

 Greece

11.3

1 034

50

10 890

 Malta

0.4

68

6 082

 Cyprus

0.8

524

1 521

The New Democracies

 Poland

38.1

2 478

314

16

15 390

 Czech Republic

10.5

6 249

14

1 675

 Hungary

10.0

3 175

19

3 159

 Slovakia

5.4

2 891

8

1 872

 Estonia

1.3

227

5 905

 Latvia

2.3

527

26

4 291

 Lithuania

3.3

60

55 831

 Slovenia

2.0

210

9 678

 Bulgaria

7.6

264

28 813

 Romania

21.5

3 173

42

6 775

Total

512.2

98 365

1 494

106

Average

17.7

3 392

5 207

Notes and sources: Country population: million inhabitants, 2009. Source: Eurostat. Number of 1st level (municipalities), 2nd level and 3rd level subnational authorities. Main source: Sub‐national governments in the European Union, Dexia 2008.