Central Slovenia Statistical Region

Central Slovenia Statistical Region
Osrednjeslovenska statistična regija
Statistical region
Municipalities 26
Largest city Ljubljana
  Total 2,334 km2 (901 sq mi)
Population (2015)
  Total 535,375
  Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
  Households 212760
  Employed 195075
  Registered unemployed 2893
  College/university students 21620
  Regional GDP: EUR 13.875 bn
(EUR 25,329 per capita)

The Central Slovenia Statistical Region[1][2][3][4] (Slovene: Osrednjeslovenska statistična regija) is a statistical region in central Slovenia. This is the central and most densely populated statistical region in Slovenia; it has the largest number of inhabitants and is the second-largest in terms of territory. The region has a central position and good traffic connections in all directions, and the country’s capital is located in it. As the economically most developed region, in 2012 it generated 27 times more GDP 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. The education potential of the region is also shown by the share of people with post-secondary education between ages 25 and 64, which was the highest among the statistical regions.


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.


The population in 2015 was 535,375. It has a total area of 2,334 km².


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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Coordinates: 46°03′00″N 14°31′00″E / 46.05000°N 14.51667°E / 46.05000; 14.51667

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