This statistical region lies at the far west of Slovenia along the border with Italy. The Julian Alps, the Soča River and the fertile Vipava valley are the most prominent natural features of this region.
|Indicators for year 2014||Region||Slovenia|
|Density of population (per km2)||51||102|
|Total increase (per 1,000 population)||-2||1|
|Mean age of population (years)||44||42|
|Registered unemployment rate (%)||11||13|
|Average age of passenger cars (years)||10||9|