Mura Statistical Region

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Mura Statistical Region
Pomurska statistična regija
Statistical region
Mura Statistical Region in Slovenia.svg
Largest city Murska Sobota
Area
 • Total 1,337 km2 (516 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 122,717
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Statistics
 • Households 45871
 • Employed 42724
 • Registered unemployed 9330
 • College/university students 5144
 • Regional GDP: EUR
(8 535 EUR per capita)

The Mura Statistical Region (Slovene: Pomurska statistična regija) is a statistical region in the north-east of Slovenia. It is predominantly agricultural with field crops representing over three quarters of the total utilised agricultural area, twice as much as the Slovene average. Climate and soil combined have made it the region with the highest crop production, but its geographical position and inferior infrastructure put it at a disadvantage and it is the region of Slovenia with the lowest GDP per capita (EUR 8,500) and the highest rate of registered unemployment.[1]

The region comprises the following municipalities: Apače, Beltinci, Cankova, Črenšovci, Dobrovnik, Gornja Radgona, Gornji Petrovci, Grad, Hodoš, Kobilje, Križevci, Kuzma, Lendava, Ljutomer, Moravske Toplice, Murska Sobota, Odranci, Puconci, Radenci, Razkrižje, Rogašovci, Sveti Jurij ob Ščavnici, Šalovci, Tišina, Turnišče, Velika Polana and Veržej.

It has a total area of 1337 km².

Demographics[edit]

The population in 2004 was 122,717.

Economy[edit]

Employment structure: 41.2% services, 44.8% industry, 14.0% agriculture.

Tourism[edit]

It attracts 7.8% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being from Slovenia (52%).

Transportation[edit]

Length of motorways: 14 km Length of other roads: 1451 km

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Labour force, Slovenia, November 2010 - final data". Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 


Coordinates: 46°39′00″N 16°10′00″E / 46.65000°N 16.16667°E / 46.65000; 16.16667