Central Slovenia Statistical Region
Osrednjeslovenska statistična regija
|• Total||2,555 km2 (986 sq mi)|
|• Density||220/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|• Registered unemployed||2893|
|• College/university students||21620|
|• Regional GDP (2019):|| EUR 18,011 bn|
(EUR 32,620 per capita)
|HDI (2019)||0.952 |
very high · 1st
The Central Slovenia Statistical Region : Osrednjeslovenska statistična regija) is a statistical region in central Slovenia.(Slovene
This is the second-largest region in terms of territory. It has a total area of 2,555 km², with a central position and good traffic connections in all directions, and the country's capital is located in it.
The area is the most densely populated statistical region in Slovenia, with the largest number of inhabitants. The population in 2020 was 570,773. It had the highest proportion of people between ages 25 and 64 with a post-secondary education.
The Central Slovenia Statistical Region includes 9 cities and towns, the largest of which is Ljubljana.
The Central Slovenia Statistical Region comprises the following 25 municipalities:
The Municipality of Litija was part of the region until January 2015; it became part of the Central Sava Statistical Region in 2015.
As the economically most developed region, in 2012 it generated 27 times more gross domestic product than the Central Sava Statistical Region, or more than a third of the national GDP. In 2012 the region recorded 98 new companies per 10,000 population (the highest number of new companies was recorded in the Coastal–Karst Statistical Region; namely, 113 per 10,000 population). At the same time, this region had one of the highest five-year survival rates of new companies (55%). According to the labour migration index (126.0), this region was very labour oriented. That region's importance for employment is also confirmed by the fact that the number of jobs in the region is much larger than the number of employed persons living in it. Earnings of persons employed in this region are the highest in the country: in 2013 the average net earnings in the country amounted to EUR 997, whereas in this region they were over EUR 90 higher.
Employment structure: 69.7% services, 28.1% industry, 2.2% agriculture.
It attracts 13.2% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being visitors from abroad who visit Ljubljana (90.7%).
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The Savinja Statistical Region is a statistical region in Slovenia. The largest town in the region is Celje. It is named after the Savinja River. The region is very diverse in natural geography; it mainly comprises the wooded mountainous terrain attractive to tourists, the fertile Lower Savinja Valley with good conditions for growing hops, the Kozje Hills, and the Velenje Basin with lignite deposits, used for electricity production. In 2013 the region invested more than EUR 127 million in environmental protection. In 2013, the region accounted for 14% of enterprises created and 8% of enterprises shut down. The region has good natural conditions for agriculture. In 2013 this region had more than 11,000 farms, which is 15% of all farms in Slovenia, ranking the region right behind the Drava Statistical Region. In agricultural area utilised and livestock, the region was also in second place. The region is a well-known and popular tourist destination. In 2012, tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the region represented 11.1% of all tourist arrivals in Slovenia and 15.0% of all overnight stays. On average, tourists spent four nights there.
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Loke pri Planini is a small settlement in the Municipality of Šentjur in eastern Slovenia. It lies in the Sava Hills northeast of Planina pri Sevnici. The settlement, and the entire municipality, are included in the Savinja Statistical Region, which is in the Slovenian portion of the historical Duchy of Styria.
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Vodice pri Kalobju is a dispersed settlement in the Municipality of Šentjur, eastern Slovenia. Vodice pri Kalobju lies in the Sava Hills, on the western edge of the municipality. The settlement, and the entire municipality, are included in the Savinja Statistical Region, which is in the Slovenian portion of the historical Duchy of Styria.
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