Pomurska Region

This is our most north-eastern and flat statistical region. Fertile soil, the continental climate and flat land provide good conditions for agriculture.

Pomurska

Source: Archive TIC Moravske Toplice

Our most north-eastern and flat statistical region is characterised by agriculture. Fertile soil, the continental climate and flat land provide good conditions for field crops farming.

Arable land in this region represents almost a third of all arable land in Slovenia. On the other hand, its geographical position deteriorates the economic position of this region, which reflects in its low GDP per capita (EUR 11,400 in 2009) and the highest rate of registered unemployment in the country (in 2010 it was 11 percentage points higher than in the region with the lowest rate).

The unfavourable economic situation is accompanied by unfavourable population trends. Pomurska had the highest natural decrease in 2010, which mainly decreased the number of population. Women who gave birth in 2010 were among the youngest. Every sixth mother in the Pomurska region was under 25 years of age, while in Osrednjeslovenska only every tenth woman who gave birth was younger than 25. In 2010 no infant under one year of age died.

Pomurska is one of the more tourist attractive Slovenian regions, since this region annually generates a tenth of total overnight stays in Slovenia. Natural features for health tourism, hunting and rural tourism at the wine trails, accompanied by the Mura River, contribute to the tourist recognition of the region.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2010 Region Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)89101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-32
Mean age of population (years)4342
Registered unemployment rate (%)1911
Average age of passenger cars (years)98
Data for year 2010 Region Slovenia
Area km21,33720,273
Population119,3492,049,261
Number of persons in paid employment32,387747,194
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)874967
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)2,305,18386,705,208