Lower Sava Statistical Region

The Lower Sava Statistical Region[2][3][4][5][6] (Slovene: 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).

Lower Sava Statistical Region
posavska statistična regija
Largest townBrežice
 • Total885 km2 (342 sq mi)
 • Total70,349
 • Density79/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Households30147
 • Employed23414
 • Registered unemployed4695
 • College/university students3019
 • Regional GDP (2019):EUR 1,475 bn
(EUR 19,456 per capita)
HDI (2019)0.888[1]
very high · 8th

Cities and towns edit

The Lower Sava Statistical Region includes 5 cities and towns, the largest of which are Krško and Brežice.[7]

Rank Name Population (2021)[8]
  Kostanjevica na Krki

Municipalities edit

The Lower Sava Statistical Region comprises six municipalities:

Demographics edit

The population in 2020 was 70,349. It has a total area of 885 square kilometers (342 sq mi).

Economy edit

Employment structure: 45.8% services, 50% industry, 4.2% agriculture.

Tourism edit

It attracts 5.1% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being from Slovenia (53%).

Transportation edit

  • Length of motorways: 36.6 kilometers (22.7 mi)
  • Length of other roads: 2,346.3 kilometers (1,457.9 mi)

Sources edit

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2021-07-20.
  2. ^ Žibert, Mojca. 2014. Energetika v Spodnjeposavski statistični regiji (bachelor's thesis). Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana, Department of Geography, p. 37.
  3. ^ OECD. 2012. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Slovenia 2012. OECD Publishing, p. 324.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Šprah, Lilijana, Tatjana Novak, & Jerneja Fridl. 2016. The Wellbeing of Slovenia's Population by Region: Comparison of Indicators with an Emphasis on Health. Acta Geographica Slovenica 54(1): 67–87, p. 68.
  6. ^ Boršič, Darja, & Alenka Kavkler. 2009. Modeling Unemployment Duration in Slovenia Using Cox Regression Models. Transition Studies Review 54(1): 145–156, p. 148.
  7. ^ "Naselja s statusom mesta" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Prebivalstvo po: OBČINA/NASELJE, LETO, MERITVE". PX-Web.

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