Lower Sava Statistical Region
Posavska statistična regija
|• Total||885 km2 (342 sq mi)|
|• Density||79/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|• Registered unemployed||4695|
|• College/university students||3019|
|• Regional GDP:|| EUR 1.079 bn|
(EUR 15,409 per capita
The Lower Sava Statistical Region : Posavska statistična regija; until December 31, 2014 Spodnjeposavska statistična regija) is a statistical region in Slovenia. It has good traffic accessibility and is located in the Sava and Krka Valleys, with hilly areas with vineyards and an abundance of water. It is the second-smallest statistical region in Slovenia. The only nuclear power plant in the country and Čatež spa are located in the region. The region annually spends EUR 22 million on environmental protection. In 2013, the employment rate in the region was 57.5%. The region was characterized by the largest difference between the employment rate for men and for women (for men it was 12 percentage points higher than for women). In 2013 this region also stood out in number of convicted persons per 1,000 population (8.3).(Slovene
The Lower Sava Statistical Region comprises six municipalities:
The population in 2020 was 70,349. It has a total area of 885 square kilometers (342 sq mi).
Employment structure: 45.8% services, 50% industry, 4.2% agriculture.
It attracts 5.1% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being from Slovenia (53%).
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In the NUTS codes of Slovenia (SI), the three levels are:
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