This statistical region of wooded hills and three river valleys lies in the northern part of the country along the border with Austria. The environment has been strongly affected by the heavy industry in the valleys.
|Indicators for year 2014||Region||Slovenia|
|Density of population (per km2)||69||102|
|Total increase (per 1,000 population)||-3||1|
|Mean age of population (years)||43||42|
|Registered unemployment rate (%)||13||13|
|Average age of passenger cars (years)||9||9|