|Statistical regions of Slovenia|
Statistične regije Slovenije(in Slovene)
|Number||12 Statistical regions|
|Populations||41,606 (Central Sava) – 564,527 (Central Slovenia)|
|Areas||264 km2 (102 sq mi) (Central Sava) – 2,675 km2 (1,033 sq mi) (Southeast Slovenia)|
|Government||Regional government, national government|
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The statistical regions of Slovenia are 12 administrative entities created in 2000 for legal and statistical purposes.
By a decree in 2000, Slovenia has been divided into 12 statistical regions (NUTS-3 level), which are grouped in two cohesion regions (NUTS-2 level).which replace the historical regions of the country.
The statistical regions have been grouped into two cohesion regions are:
|English name||Slovenian name||Code||Largest city||Area (km2)||Population (2019)|
|Southeast Slovenia||Jugovzhodna Slovenija||SI017||Novo Mesto||2,675||144,032|
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