Inner Carniola–Karst Statistical Region

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Inner Carniola–Karst Statistical Region
Notranjsko-kraška statistična regija
Statistical region
Inner Carniola-Karst Statistical Region in Slovenia.svg
Largest city Postojna
 • Total 1,456 km2 (562 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 51,032
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
 • Households 20231
 • Employed 17949
 • Registered unemployed 1899
 • College/university students 2963
 • Regional GDP: EUR
(9 523 EUR per capita)

The Inner Carniola–Karst Statistical Region (Slovene: Notranjsko-kraška statistična regija) is a statistical region in the south-west of Slovenia. Its most important features are Postojna Cave and the intermittent Lake Cerknica. It is one of the smallest regions of Slovenia and is the least densely populated. It represents only 2% of Slovenia’s national GDP.

The region includes the following municipalities: Bloke, Cerknica, Ilirska Bistrica, Loška Dolina, Pivka, and Postojna.

It has a total area of 1456 km².


Population: 51,032


Employment structure: 45.6% services, 48.1% industry, 6.3% agriculture.


It attracts only 1.3% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being from Italy (24.97%).


Length of motorways: 32 km Length of other roads: 763 km


Coordinates: 45°41′00″N 14°14′00″E / 45.68333°N 14.23333°E / 45.68333; 14.23333