Population by settlements, detailed data, 1 January 2023

Almost a half of all settlements have fewer than 100 residents

On 1 January 2023, the most densely populated urban settlement was Piran with more than 5,400 residents per square kilometre. There were 61 unpopulated settlements. Almost a half of all settlements had fewer than 100 residents.

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The largest number of unpopulated settlements in municipality Kočevje

On 1 January 2023, there were 6,035 settlements in Slovenia, 61 of which were unpopulated. The number of unpopulated settlements was the largest in municipality Kočevje (17), followed by municipality Kostel (7).

Piran still the most densely populated urban settlement, many settlements are small

The most densely populated urban settlement in Slovenia was Piran in the municipality of the same name, where an average square kilometre of the settlement's surface area had more than 5,400 residents. If we were to populate the entire surface area of Slovenia this densely, we would need more than 110 million people.

The least densely populated settlement in Slovenia, excluding unpopulated ones, was Podstenice in municipality Dolenjske Toplice with fewer than 0.06 of a resident living on an average square kilometre of the surface area (or one resident per more than 16 km2). If the entire country was populated this sparsely, it would have just over 1,200 residents.

A quarter of all settlements had fewer than 50 residents, and almost a half had under 100 residents.

Ljubljana in the municipality of the same name had the most residents: 287,000 or as many as more than 4,000 of the least populated settlements combined.

A few settlements with no children or no elderly population

Six settlements of at least 30 residents had no residents under 15 years of age. The largest such settlement was Kančevci in municipality Moravske Toplice: it had a population of 52, but no residents younger than 15.

There was one settlement without elderly population (aged 65 or older): Sovinek in municipality Semič (43 residents).

The SiStat Database series of data on the population of Slovenia by settlements has been completed with data as of 1 January 2023.

Population by size classes of settlements, Slovenia, 1 January 2023
Size classes of settlements by number of population
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