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
Largest city Koper
 • Total 1,044 km2 (403 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 106,000
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • 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. The region compromises 7 municipalities: Divača, Hrpelje–Kozina, Izola, Komen, Koper, Piran and Sežana.

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%.

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.


Population: 106,000


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.


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.


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