Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region

Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region
Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistična regija
Statistical region
Municipalities 21
Largest city Novo Mesto
  Total 2,675 km2 (1,033 sq mi)
Population (2015)
  Total 142,356
  Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
  Households 53499
  Employed 51247
  Registered unemployed 9224
  College/university students 6077
  Regional GDP: EUR 2472 bn
(EUR 17,379 per capita)

The Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region[1][2][3][4] (Slovene: Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistična regija) is a statistical region in southeast Slovenia. It is the largest statistical region. The development of this region is largely the result of industry (the auto industry, pharmaceuticals, and other light industry), which generated nearly half of the gross value added in the region in 2012. According to the latest available data for 2013, 94% of waste water in the region was treated before it was discharged from the public sewage system. This is significantly more than in Slovenia as a whole (78%). The expenditure on research and development (R&D), which amounted to 5.2% of the regional GDP in 2012, highlights the importance of R&D in the region. Businesses accounted for 90% of the sources of financing. The population's age structure in this region is favourable. In mid-2013 the value of the ageing index was 105.2, which means that the ratio between the population 65 or older and the population 15 or less was 105 older people per 100 young people.


The Southeast Slovenia Statistical Region comprises the following 21 municipalities:


The population in 2015 was 142,356. It has a total area of 2,675 km².


Employment structure: 43.4% services, 52.6% industry, 4% agriculture.


It attracts only 3.3% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being from Slovenia (52.8%).



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  2. OECD. 2012. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Slovenia 2012. OECD Publishing, p. 324.
  3. Lapuh, Lucija. 2016. Measuring the Impact of the Recession on Slovenian Statistical Regions and their Ability to Recover. Acta geographica Slovenica 56(2): 247–256, pp. 252ff.
  4. Boršič, Darja, & Alenka Kavkler. 2009. Modeling Unemployment Duration in Slovenia Using Cox Regression Models. Transition Studies Review 54(1): 145–156, p. 148.

Coordinates: 45°39′00″N 15°00′00″E / 45.65000°N 15.00000°E / 45.65000; 15.00000

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