Is there any shapefile (or similar vector data set) of European Parliament electoral constituencies? Some countries (e.g. Germany) are basically one constituency, but others (e.g. UK) are not. Is there any shapefile of all the constituencies in one file?

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Nomenclature of territorial units for statistics (NUTS)

equals "administrative divisions of countries"

Shapefile or Personal Geodatabase.

NUTS 2010 http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/gisco_Geographical_information_maps/popups/references/administrative_units_statistical_units_1


First-level NUTS of the European Union http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-level_NUTS_of_the_European_Union

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    That's not the same as the European constituencies, though. Germany has only one constituency, but 16 NUTS1 units (the states), for example – Jake Nov 11 '13 at 21:40
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    I don't understand how this is an answer to the question, though. The NUTS data is much more granular than the European constituencies. You would need a list of which NUTS units make up which constituency. – Jake Nov 11 '13 at 21:51
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    NUTS is not suitable for EP constituancies. Just compare the NUTS3 levels for Ireland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… and the Irish EP constituancies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_(European_Parliament_constituency) – Rory Nov 12 '13 at 11:48
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    @Rory: In Ireland, the constituency boundaries almost fall together with county boundaries, which you can get in the EuroGlobalMap open dataset. However, there are some counties that are split between different constituencies (see p. 7 of the report by the Constituency Commission). Unfortunately, I think the answer to your question is: No, there is no shapefile of the constituency boundaries. If you roll your own, I think it would be great if you could share it here. – Jake Nov 12 '13 at 12:14
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    @Mapperz: NUTS only has three levels. Smaller units are Local Administrative Units (LAU's), but they're not part of the NUTS framework and not available in the files you linked to. At any rate, the LAU boundaries don't necessarily coincide with the constituency boundaries (in Ireland, for instance), so really, this doesn't answer the OP's question. – Jake Nov 12 '13 at 12:28

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