Carinthia Statistical Region

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Carinthia Statistical Region
Koroška statistična regija
Carinthia Statistical Region in Slovenia.svg
Largest citySlovenj Gradec[1]
 • Total1,041 km2 (402 sq mi)
 • Total70,755
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
 • Households28628
 • Employed23782
 • Registered unemployed4050
 • College/university students2988
 • Regional GDP (2019):EUR 1,321 bn
(EUR 18,694 per capita)
HDI (2019)0.888[2]
very high · 8th

The Carinthia Statistical Region[3][4][5][6][7] (Slovene: Koroška statistična regija) is a statistical region in northern Slovenia along the border with Austria.[8][9]

The region is difficult to access and is poorly connected with the central part of Slovenia. The environment has been strongly affected by heavy industry in the valleys. The importance of agriculture is shown by the fact that the farms in the region are among the largest in the country. More than 90% of farms in the region are engaged in breeding livestock. Farm owners in the region have the youngest average age in Slovenia (53 years); they average eight years younger than farm owners in the Coastal–Karst Statistical Region. In 2013 the registered unemployment rate was higher than the national average. The difference between the registered unemployment rate for men and women was the highest among the statistical regions: for women it was 7 percentage points higher than for men. The share of five-year survivals among new enterprises was the highest here (59% of all new enterprises in 2012).

Cities and towns[edit]

The Carinthia Statistical Region includes 5 cities and towns, the largest of which is Slovenj Gradec.[10]

Population (2021)[11]
Slovenj Gradec grb.png Slovenj Gradec
Ravne na Koroškem.png Ravne na Koroškem
COA-Prevalje.gif Prevalje
Mežica.png Mežica
Dravograd.png Dravograd


The Carinthia Statistical Region comprises the following 12 municipalities:


The population in 2020 was 70,755.


Employment structure: 46.6% services, 49.6% industry, 3.8% agriculture.


The region attracts only 1.1% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being from Slovenia (66.7%).


  • Length of motorways: 0 km
  • Length of other roads: 1,620.7 km



  1. ^ a b "Largest settlements (by population) in statistical regions". Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2021-07-20.
  3. ^ Jeznik, Janja. 2015. Geoinfornacijska podpora umeščanju prometnic na izbranem primeru trase severnega odseka 3. razvojne osi (bachelor's thesis). Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana, Department of Geography, p. 47.
  4. ^ OECD. 2012. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Slovenia 2012. OECD Publishing, p. 324.
  5. ^ Lapuh, Lucija. 2016. Measuring the Impact of the Recession on Slovenian Statistical Regions and their Ability to Recover. Acta Geographica Slovenica 56(2): 247–256, pp. 252ff.
  6. ^ Šprah, Lilijana, Tatjana Novak, & Jerneja Fridl. 2016. The Wellbeing of Slovenia's Population by Region: Comparison of Indicators with an Emphasis on Health. Acta Geographica Slovenica 54(1): 67–87, p. 68.
  7. ^ Boršič, Darja, & Alenka Kavkler. 2009. Modeling Unemployment Duration in Slovenia Using Cox Regression Models. Transition Studies Review 54(1): 145–156, p. 148.
  8. ^ Andrej Gulič Regional spatial plan of the Koroška statistical region 2006
  9. ^ Reinhard Henkel South Eastern European countries on their way to Europe 2006 Page 201 "The changes that occurred in several settlements after 1995 were also taken into account in our research. 5 The Koroska region Koroska belongs to smaller statistical regions in Slovenia both in respect of its extent (covering 5.1% of the entire ..."
  10. ^ "Naselja s statusom mesta" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Prebivalstvo po: OBČINA/NASELJE, LETO , MERITVE". PX-Web.

Coordinates: 46°33′00″N 15°03′00″E / 46.55000°N 15.05000°E / 46.55000; 15.05000