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
 • 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.

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.


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


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%.


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