Coastal–Karst Statistical Region

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Coastal–Karst Statistical Region
Obalno-kraška statistična regija
Statistical region
Coastal-Karst Statistical Region in Slovenia.svg
Municipalities 7
Largest city Koper
Area
 • Total 1,044 km2 (403 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 106,000
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Statistics
 • Households 44350
 • Workers 42,591
 • Unemployed 3719
 • College/university students 5678
 • Regional GDP: 1,353 m EUR
(12882 EUR per capita)

The Coastal–Karst Statistical Region (Slovene: Obalno-kraška statistična regija) is a statistical region in the south-west of Slovenia.

It covers the traditional and historical regions of Slovenian Istria, and most of the Karst Plateau, which traditionally belonged to the County of Gorizia and Gradisca.

Municipalities[edit]

The Coastal–Karst Statistical Region comprises the following 7 municipalities:

Demographics[edit]

It has an area of 1,044 km² and an estimated 106,000 inhabitants (at 1 January 2006)—of whom almost half live in the coastal city of Koper—and the second-highest GDP per capita of the Slovenian regions. It has the highest percentage of foreigners of all of the regions, at 4.2%.

Economy[edit]

This region has the highest percentage of people employed in tertiary (services) activities. Employment structure: 70.6% services, 26.8% industry, 2.6% agriculture.

15% of the GDP is generated by transport.

Transportation[edit]

  • Length of motorways: 55 km
  • Length of other roads: 822 km
  • Also railways.

It has the largest and only commercial port situated in Koper along with marinas in Koper, Izola and Portorož. There is also a small international airport.

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Coordinates: 45°38′00″N 13°56′00″E / 45.63333°N 13.93333°E / 45.63333; 13.93333