Number of seats in the national parliament by country in Europe (total & per capita, map)

by Jakub Marian

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The following map shows the total number of seats in the national parliament of each country as of 2015 (national parliament here refers to the legislature of the whole nation and does not include local parliaments). If a parliament is bicameral (consists of two chambers), the figure shown here is the total number of seats added up:


What is perhaps even more interesting is the number of seats per capita. I’ve calculated the number of seats per 1 million inhabitants in each country, and the result looks as follows:


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