Mura Statistical Region

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Mura Statistical Region
Pomurska statistična regija
Mura Statistical Region in Slovenia.svg
Largest cityMurska Sobota
 • Total1,337 km2 (516 sq mi)
 • Total114,238
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Households44776
 • Employed33623
 • Registered unemployed9094
 • College/university students4133
 • Regional GDP (2019):EUR 1,796 bn
(EUR 15,705 per capita)
HDI (2019)0.873[1]
very high · 9th

The Mura Statistical Region[2][3][4][5] (Slovene: Pomurska statistična regija) is a statistical region in northeast Slovenia. It is predominantly agricultural with field crops representing over three-quarters of the total 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 12,267) and the highest rate of registered unemployment.[6]

Cities and towns[edit]

The Mura Statistical Region includes four cities and towns, the largest of which is Murska Sobota.[7]

Rank Name Population (2021)[8]
MurskaSobotaGrb.svg Murska Sobota
Ljutomer grb.png Ljutomer
Gornja radgona grb.png Gornja Radgona
Lendava.grb.png Lendava


The Mura Statistical Region comprises the following 27 municipalities:


The population in 2020 was 114,238. It has a total area of 1,337 km2.


Employment structure: 57.3% services, 39.9% industry, 2.7% agriculture.


It attracts 10.2% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being from Slovenia (62.4%).


  • Length of motorways: 64.5 km
  • Length of other roads: 3,103.5 km


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2021-07-20.
  2. ^ OECD. 2012. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Slovenia 2012. OECD Publishing, p. 324.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Boršič, Darja, & Alenka Kavkler. 2009. Modeling Unemployment Duration in Slovenia Using Cox Regression Models. Transition Studies Review 54(1): 145–156, p. 148.
  6. ^ "Labour force, Slovenia, November 2010 - final data". Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Naselja s statusom mesta v Sloveniji" (PDF).
  8. ^ "Prebivalstvo po: OBČINA/NASELJE, LETO , MERITVE". PX-Web.

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