Gorenjska Region

The region of high mountains, including the symbol of Slovenia, Triglav, is almost entirely Alpine. A large part of this statistical region is protected as a national park. The relief and climate are good bases for tourism. 

Gorenjska

Source: Slovenian tourist board

The region of high mountains, including the symbol of Slovenia, Triglav, is almost entirely Alpine. A large part of this statistical region is protected as a national park. The relief and climate are good bases for tourism.

In 2012, Gorenjska recorded almost 18% of tourist nights in Slovenia, of which 76% by foreign tourists. As regards the number of beds per 1,000 population, Gorenjska ranked second in Slovenia even though it still had almost half fewer beds than the Obalno-kraška region. In 2012 the registered unemployment rate here was the lowest in Slovenia, namely 3 percentage points lower than the national average and more than 8 percentage points lower than in the Pomurska region where the registered unemployment rate was the highest. Although agriculture in this region is not among the most important activities, agricultural holdings are among the largest in the country both in terms of average utilised agricultural area per agricultural holding and in terms of the number of livestock units per agricultural holding.

At the beginning of 2013 this region had a relatively favourable educational structure. The share of people without education, with incomplete elementary school or with elementary school was below the national average, while the share of people with tertiary education was above the national average. In this region municipal waste is carefully separated; namely in 2012 half of municipal waste was separately collected.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2012 Region Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)96101
Total increase (per 1,000 population)2
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)912
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2012 Region Slovenia
Area km22,13720,273
Population204,1702,056,262
Number of persons in paid employment60,067717,043
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)975991
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)6,457,66890,754,575