Statistical regions of Slovenia

The statistical regions of Slovenia are 12 administrative entities created in 2000 for legal and statistical purposes.

Statistical regions of Slovenia
Statistične regije Slovenije (in Slovene)
CategoryUnitary state
Location Slovenia
Number12 Statistical regions
Populations45,547 (Central Sava) – 512,675 (Central Slovenia)
Areas264 km2 (102 sq mi) (Central Sava) – 2,675 km2 (1,033 sq mi) (Southeast Slovenia)
GovernmentRegional government, national government
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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).[1] which replace the historical regions of the country.

The statistical regions have been grouped into two cohesion regions are:

  • Eastern Slovenia (Vzhodna Slovenija – SI01), which groups the Mura, Drava, Carinthia, Savinja, Central Sava, Lower Sava, Southeast Slovenia, and Littoral–Inner Carniola regions.
  • Western Slovenia (Zahodna Slovenija – SI02), which groups the Central Slovenia, Upper Carniola, Gorizia, and Coastal–Karst regions.
Statistical regions
English name Slovenian name Code Largest city Area (km2) Population (2012)
Mura Pomurska SI011 Murska Sobota 1,337 118,573
Drava Podravska SI012 Maribor 2,170 323,026
Carinthia Koroška SI013 Slovenj Gradec 1,041 72,267
Savinja Savinjska SI014 Celje 2,384 260,545
Central Sava Zasavska SI015 Trbovlje 264 43,775
Lower Sava Posavska SI016 Krško 885 70,215
Southeast Slovenia Jugovzhodna Slovenija SI017 Novo Mesto 2,675 142,749
Littoral–Inner Carniola Primorsko-notranjska SI018 Postojna 1,456 52,423
Central Slovenia Osrednjeslovenska SI021 Ljubljana 2,555 537,712
Upper Carniola Gorenjska SI022 Kranj 2,137 204,170
Gorizia Goriška SI023 Nova Gorica 2,325 119,230
Coastal–Karst Obalno-kraška SI024 Koper 1,044 111,577


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