Savinja Statistical Region

The Savinja Statistical Region[1][2][3][4] (Slovene: Savinjska statistična regija) is a statistical region in Slovenia. The largest town in the region is Celje. It is named after the Savinja River. The region is very diverse in natural geography; it mainly comprises the wooded mountainous terrain attractive to tourists (the Upper Savinja Valley and part of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps), the fertile Lower Savinja Valley with good conditions for growing hops, the Kozje Hills, and the Velenje Basin with lignite deposits, used for electricity production. In 2013 the region invested more than EUR 127 million in environmental protection (the most of all regions). In 2013, the region accounted for 14% of enterprises created and 8% of enterprises shut down. The region has good natural conditions for agriculture. In 2013 this region had more than 11,000 farms, which is 15% of all farms in Slovenia, ranking the region right behind the Drava Statistical Region. In agricultural area utilised and livestock, the region was also in second place. The region is a well-known and popular tourist destination. In 2012, tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the region represented 11.1% of all tourist arrivals in Slovenia and 15.0% of all overnight stays. On average, tourists spent four nights there.

Savinja Statistical Region

Savinjska statistična regija
Savinja Statistical Region in Slovenia.svg
Largest cityCelje
 • Total2,384 km2 (920 sq mi)
 • Total263,322
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
 • Households102482
 • Employed89352
 • Registered unemployed16583
 • College/university students10441
 • Regional GDP:EUR 4,278 bn
(EUR 16,455 per capita)


The Savinja Statistical Region comprises the following 31 municipalities:

The municipalities of Bistrica ob Sotli and the Radeče were part of the region until January 2015; they became part of the Lower Sava Statistical Region in 2015.[citation needed]


The population in 2020 was 263,322. It has a total area of 2,301 km².


Employment structure: 51.8% services, 45.6% industry, 2.6% agriculture.


It attracts 10.4% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being from Slovenia (52.8%).


  • Length of motorways: 64.8 km
  • Length of other roads: 5754.3 km


  1. ^ Bevcer, Miha. 2013. Prostorsko vrednotenje trase 3. razvojne osi na odeseku med avtocesto A1 in Velenjem (bachelor's thesis). Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana, Department of Geography, p. 35.
  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: 46°15′00″N 15°10′00″E / 46.25000°N 15.16667°E / 46.25000; 15.16667