"This table provides the various types of administrative territorial units within the Member States of the European Union. It is linked to the "Administrative territorial units (ATU)" table that provides the list of the subdivisions per country. The categorization of these types is based on national official information and with the kind contribution of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union for the translations in all official languages of the European Union. The ISO 3166-2 standard has also been used, even differences can be noticed. An administrative unit is defined for the purpose of administration with, according the country, a certain degree of autonomy. It refers to public administration for which the administrative law is applicable. The administrative territorial unit types must not be confused with the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS). The NUTS is delineated according the population living in the territorial unit and is used in an economical / statistical environment. More information can be found on http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/nuts/principles-and-characteristics. The administrative territorial unit types must not be confused with the jurisdiction territories designed for the Courts competence area. In certain countries, the subdivisions may be the same for the administrative, economical, statistical and jurisdiction units."