Drava Statistical Region

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Drava Statistical Region
Podravska statistična regija
Statistical region
Drava Statistical Region in Slovenia.svg
Municipalities 41
Largest city Maribor
 • Total 2,170 km2 (840 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 319,144
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
 • Households 125,629
 • Employed 118,164
 • Registered unemployed 19,949
 • College/university students 15,985
 • Regional GDP: EUR
(EUR 10,382 per capita)

The Drava Statistical Region (Slovene: Podravska statistična regija) is a statistical region in Slovenia. The largest town in the region is Maribor. Its name comes from the Drava River and includes land on both banks along its course through Slovenia as well as the Pohorje mountains in the northeast of the region. The Drava is used for the production of hydroelectricity and the fertile land around it is used for agriculture. The share of job vacancies in all available jobs is among the highest in Slovenia and the region has a positive net migration rate but a very high natural decrease, which means an overall decrease in the population.


The Drava Statistical Region comprises the following 41 municipalities:


The population in 2004 was 319,144. It has a total area of 2,170 km².


Employment structure: 55.3% services, 38.2% industry, 6.5% agriculture.


It attracts only 5% of the total number of tourists in Slovenia, most being from Slovenia (34.2%).


  • Length of motorways: 59 km
  • Length of other roads: 2,800 km


Coordinates: 46°27′00″N 15°41′00″E / 46.45000°N 15.68333°E / 46.45000; 15.68333