Regions of Slovenia: learn about the 12 regions of Slovenia!
People who start a business in Europe and choose Slovenia often ask where to start their business. They want to know which town or region is the best for their business. Did you also wonder this in the past? If yes, experts at DATA have prepared an article about it. Here, will present all of the 12 regions of Slovenia. We will explain where in Slovenia they are and what industry you can find there. Read more on this topic below.
Regions of Slovenia: Osrednjeslovenska
We will start with the main region. Osrednjeslovenska is the biggest region of Slovenia. It also contains the country’s capital city, Ljubljana. Almost a quarter of the people live here. It also offers the most job options, as a lot of people commute to this region for work. The average salary in this region was the biggest of all in the year 2019. It was higer by 8,6% compared to the annual average in Slovenia. This region created more than 37% of the country’s GDP. Per capita, the GDP was more than 32.600 EUR.
This region also is the home to the most companies in Slovenia (a third of all). They mostly do trading in this region. All in all they are mostly service-based companies. IT services are also popular, as is the processing industry.
Regions of Slovenia: Obalno-kraška
Let us look at the coast. When it comes to economic growth, the Obalno-kraška region had the highest – 12,9%. This is the area at the coast, where also Slovenia’s port is located in the city of Koper. In this region of Slovenia, the most popular choice for business is transport and storage. It is followed by the trade and hospitality business. Piran, Portorož and Izola are the cities which most tourists visit in the summer.
Regions of Slovenia: Primorsko-notranjska
This region is next to Obalno-Kraška region. It is the location of one of Slovenia’s landmarks – Postojna cave. Because of it it attracts a lot of tourism. Processing and trade are very wide-spread. One of the biggest meat-processing companies in Slovenia is located there. Next to Postojna, Cerknica and Pivka are the more imporants towns in this region.
The Koroška region
Koroška region is in the North of Slovenia. It is next to the border with Austria. It also reported a high economic growth. They rely on the processing industry, construction and trading. Dravograd and Ravne na Koroškem are the most well known towns there.
The region of Slovenia called Zasavska is also in Central Slovenia. Same as Koroška, it also relies on processing industry, construction and trading. It is the smallest of the regions in Slovenia. This region is known for the cities of Litija and Trbovlje.
The South-East Region (Jugovzhodna) borders Croatia. It focuses mainly on the processing industry. In this area, you can also find Slovenia’s major pharma companies and the automotive industry. The biggest city here with the most business is Novo mesto.
The Regions of Slovenia: Posavska region
Posavska region is also more on the Southern part of Slovenia. It is next to Croatia. It focuses on two main areas- the supply of electric energy and the processing industry. The most important city in this region in Krško. In this city, there is a hydro power plant.
The Pomurska, Savinjska and Podravska regions
How about the area in the East? All three regions are in the East of Slovenia. They focus on the same scope of business. They include the trade and construction. Also, they rely mainly on the meat-processing industry and producing of mineral water. The biggest city in Savinjska is Celje. In Pomurska there are the most spas (Moravska Toplice and Gornja Radgona, for example). In Podravska, there is Slovenia’s second biggest city – Maribor.
The Goriška region
You can find this region of Slovenia at the border with Italy in the West. The city of Ajdoviščina is also the home of many big Slovenian companies. A lot of food processing companies are also there. You can also find companies that work in the aviation industry.
The Gorenjska region
What about the North? The last of the regions of Slovenia we will present is Gorenjska. It is in the North-West, at the border with Austria. It focuses on processing industry, trade, transport and storage. Also, it is where you can find Slovenia’s main airport. In this area you can also find a lot of steel industry. Also, one of the biggest tire producers is there. The most popular city here is Bled. You might know of it because of the tourism. If is well known because of the lake, the castle and the gorge. In the winter, this region relies also on tourists due to skiing options.