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Old Posted Jan 16, 2014, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by yuriandrade View Post
Minato, note that I collect the figures and do the definitions. I didn't pick up ready numbers.
Well for example there exist no 2011 GDP figures for British regions/counties yet, so your London figure is only a guesstimate. Eurostat will publish regional 2011 GDP figures only next month or in March (some countries like France or Germany have already published their regional 2011 GDP figures, but not the UK, and I believe also not Italy). And as Minato Ku said, you take entire states (North-Rhine Westphalia) or entire swathes of a country (the south-eastern corner of England), which can't in any way be described as metro areas. It would be like lumping together the GDPs of everything from DC to Boston and describing it as a "metro area".
Originally Posted by yuriandrade View Post
Also, there are some very problematic metro definitions (just compare Moscow and São Paulo).
We've already had this discussion. Most of Moscow Oblast is essentially forests and bogland. The area where urbanization and industry is concentrated is in Moscow proper and immediately around it, i.e. an area not larger than the São Paulo metro area as pictured on the map.
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