Savinjska Region

The former land of the Counts of Celje is very diverse; it comprises mainly the wooded alpine world (the Upper Savinja valley and a part of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps), the Lower Savinja valley, the Kozjansko hills and the Velenje basin.

Savinjska

Source: Archive Zlati Grič, Slovenske Konjice

The former land of the Counts of Celje is very diverse in terms of natural geography; it comprises mainly the wooded alpine world attractive for tourists (the Upper Savinja valley and the part of  the Kamnik – Savinja Alps), the fertile Lower Savinja valley with good conditions for growing hops, the Kozjansko hills and the Velenje basin with lignite deposits for the production of electricity.

In 2013 the Savinjska statistical region invested more than  EUR 127 mio. in environmental protection (the most of all regions). In 2013, 14% of enterprise births and 8% of enterprise deaths were recorded. Savinjska has good natural conditions for agriculture. In 2013 this region had more than 11,000 agricultural households, which is 15% of all agricultural holdings in Slovenia and ranks the Savinjska region right behind the Podravska region. As regards utilised agricultural area as well as livestock units, Savinjska also took second place.

This region is also a well-known and popular tourist destination. In 2012 tourist arrivals and overnight stays in this region represented 11.1% of all tourist arrivals in Slovenia and 15.0% of all overnight stays. On average tourists spent here four nights.

Population pyramid
Indicators for year 2013 Region Slovenia
Density of population (per km2)109102
Total increase (per 1,000 population)-11
Mean age of population (years)4242
Registered unemployment rate (%)1413
Average age of passenger cars (years)99
Data for year 2013 Region Slovenia
Area km22,38420,273
Population260,4792,059,114
Number of persons in paid employment85,063698,724
Average monthly net earnings per person in paid employment (EUR)928997
Turnover of enterprises (1,000 EUR)9,231,08490,625,516