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SPODNJEPOSAVSKA REGION / Posavje
Facts and figures (2010):
Area: 885 km2
Density of population per km2: 79.3
Number of companies: 4,813
Economically active population: 23,600
Unemployment rate (2011): 13.4%
Average monthly gross wage: EUR 1,428
Source: SORS, 2012
Location and transport
The Posavska Region borders on Croatia. Thanks to the immediate vicinity of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, with the population of 1.5 million on the one hand, and relatively good transport links (road and railway leading to Ljubljana - Zagreb), the region has a lot of potential after Slovenia’s accession to the EU when the road border crossing Obrezje and the railway border crossing Dobova will have a leading role in movement of goods and persons across the Schengen border.
In terms of the number of inhabitants (70,200) it is one of the smallest Slovenian regions.
Education structure of population aged 15 - 64 in the Spodnjesavska Region
The regional centre is Krško (28,100) with a secondary school centre. The students living in the region enrol either in the University of Ljubljana or the University of Zagreb (Croatia).
In Brežice (24,600) there is the College Of Economics.
The region boats a long tradition in:
- metal-processing industries
- wood-processing industries
- paper industry
- textile industry
- civil engineering & construction
The only nuclear power plant in the country and the thermal riviera at the Čatež health resort are its main features. In 2009 the industry sector again created a slightly higher share of gross value added than services. Hotels and similar tourist establishments were very well occupied both in the summer and winter seasons of 2010.
The region has become home to a number of foreign investors who were able to tap into the pool of skilled workforce and easily get industrial land for development or re-development.
The most important companies operating in the region include:
- Lisca d.d. (manufacture of underwear)
- Kopitarna Sevnica d.d. (manufacture of footwear)
- Vipap Videm Krško d.d. (manufacture of paper and paperboard)
- Duropack-Tespack d.o.o. (manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard and products made of them)
- Resistec UPR d.o.o. & co. k.d. (manufacture of electronic components)
- Kostak d.d. (water collection, treatment and supply)
- Terme Čatež d.d. (baths and hotels)