Lower Sava Statistical Region

Coordinates: 45°56′00″N 15°26′00″E / 45.93333°N 15.43333°E / 45.93333; 15.43333
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Lower Sava Statistical Region
Posavska statistična regija
Lower Sava Statistical Region in Slovenia.svg
Largest townBrežice
 • Total885 km2 (342 sq mi)
 • Total70,349
 • Density79/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Households30147
 • Employed23414
 • Registered unemployed4695
 • College/university students3019
 • Regional GDP (2019):EUR 1,475 bn
(EUR 19,456 per capita)
HDI (2019)0.888[1]
very high · 8th

The Lower Sava Statistical Region[2][3][4][5][6] (Slovene: Posavska statistična regija; until December 31, 2014 Spodnjeposavska statistična regija) is a statistical region in Slovenia. It has good traffic accessibility and is located in the Sava and Krka Valleys, with hilly areas with vineyards and an abundance of water. It is the second-smallest statistical region in Slovenia. The only nuclear power plant in the country and Čatež spa are located in the region. The region annually spends EUR 22 million on environmental protection. In 2013, the employment rate in the region was 57.5%. The region was characterized by the largest difference between the employment rate for men and for women (for men it was 12 percentage points higher than for women). In 2013 this region also stood out in number of convicted persons per 1,000 population (8.3).

Cities and towns[edit]

The Lower Sava Statistical Region includes 5 cities and towns, the largest of which are Krško and Brežice.[7]

Rank Name Population (2021)[8]
BreziceGRB.png Brežice
Krško.png Krško
Sevnica.png Sevnica
Wappen Radeče.png Radeče
Coat of arm of Kostanjevica na Krki.png Kostanjevica na Krki


The Lower Sava Statistical Region comprises six municipalities:


The population in 2020 was 70,349. It has a total area of 885 square kilometers (342 sq mi).


Employment structure: 45.8% services, 50% industry, 4.2% agriculture.


It attracts 5.1% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being from Slovenia (53%).


  • Length of motorways: 36.6 kilometers (22.7 mi)
  • Length of other roads: 2,346.3 kilometers (1,457.9 mi)


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2021-07-20.
  2. ^ Žibert, Mojca. 2014. Energetika v Spodnjeposavski statistični regiji (bachelor's thesis). Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana, Department of Geography, p. 37.
  3. ^ OECD. 2012. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Slovenia 2012. OECD Publishing, p. 324.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Boršič, Darja, & Alenka Kavkler. 2009. Modeling Unemployment Duration in Slovenia Using Cox Regression Models. Transition Studies Review 54(1): 145–156, p. 148.
  7. ^ "Naselja s statusom mesta" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Prebivalstvo po: OBČINA/NASELJE, LETO , MERITVE". PX-Web.

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