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Urban centre (City):
Urban centre (City)
Urban cluster (Town & suburb):
Dense and semi-dense urban cluster (Town)
Suburban cells (Suburb)
Rural grid cells (Rural area):
Rural cluster (Village)
Low density rural grid cells (Dispersed rural area) - transparent
Very low density rural grid cells (Mostly uninhabited area) - transparent
The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the European Union concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
Kosovo: This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.
Palestine: This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.
The Urban Centres are delineated from spatial grids in equal area World Mollweide geographical projection at 1x1 km resolution. The visualisation of this map is provided in Web Mercator projection, resulting in an apparent visual distortion of the original grid shape.