Carinthia Statistical Region

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Carinthia Statistical Region

Koroška statistična regija
Carinthia Statistical Region in Slovenia.svg
Municipalities 12
Largest city Slovenj Gradec [1]
Area
[1]
  Total1,041 km2 (402 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
  Total70,755
  Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Statistics
  Households28628
  Employed23782
  Registered unemployed4050
  College/university students2988
  Regional GDP: EUR 1,034 m
(EUR 14,485 per capita)

The Carinthia Statistical Region [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] (Slovene : Koroška statistična regija) is a statistical region in northern Slovenia along the border with Austria. [7] [8]

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The region is difficult to access and is poorly connected with the central part of Slovenia. The environment has been strongly affected by heavy industry in the valleys. The importance of agriculture is shown by the fact that the farms in the region are among the largest in the country. More than 90% of farms in the region are engaged in breeding livestock. Farm owners in the region have the youngest average age in Slovenia (53 years); they average eight years younger than farm owners in the Coastal–Karst Statistical Region. In 2013 the registered unemployment rate was higher than the national average. The difference between the registered unemployment rate for men and women was the highest among the statistical regions: for women it was 7 percentage points higher than for men. The share of five-year survivals among new enterprises was the highest here (59% of all new enterprises in 2012).

Municipalities

The Carinthia Statistical Region comprises the following 12 municipalities:

Demographics

The population in 2020 was 70,755.

Economy

Employment structure: 46.6% services, 49.6% industry, 3.8% agriculture.

Tourism

The region attracts only 1.1% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being from Slovenia (66.7%).

Transportation

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  8. Reinhard Henkel South Eastern European countries on their way to Europe 2006 Page 201 "The changes that occurred in several settlements after 1995 were also taken into account in our research. 5 The Koroska region Koroska belongs to smaller statistical regions in Slovenia both in respect of its extent (covering 5.1% of the entire ..."

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