Additional Information

Osrednjeslovenska region

Central Slovenia region

Facts and figures (2015)

 Area 2,334 km2  
  Population 535,500  
  Density of population per km2 229.4  
  Number of companies 45,918  
  Economically active population 214,900  
  Registered unemployment rate*       11.0%  
  Average monthly gross wage                                                                                                            € 1,720  

 *Registered unemployed persons are registered with the Employment Service of Slovenia and are actively seeking for employment.

Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia & AJPES, 2016

Location and transport

The Osrednjeslovenska Region occupies the central part of Slovenia with the capital city Ljubljana lying at the intersection of two Pan-European Transport Corridors No. 5 and 10. There is a motorway linking the city to Ljubljana Airport some 20 km away.


It is the most developed region and the largest Slovenian region in terms of the number of inhabitants and the most densely populated. 

Socio-economic characteristics of population in the Osrednjeslovenska region, 2015

Population aged 15 years or more by activity status and education 


Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 2016


Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia and has total population of nearly 290,000. It is also the cradle of the country's largest university – the University of Ljubljana with some 43,000 students. The University is composed of 23 faculties and 3 art academies that provide a wide range of courses in engineering, computers science, chemistry, pharmacy and biotechnology, medicine, business, and languages.

Other principal towns in the region include Domžale (35,000), Kamnik (29,500), Grosuplje (20,000) and Vrhnika (16,800).



It is economically the most developed region of Slovenia. In 2014 it created more than a third (37.2%) of the national GDP; three quarters from service activities. The share of manufacturing is below the Slovenian average with the following important industries:

  • chemicals
  • metal-processing
  • pulp and paper
  • food & beverages


Industry is export-oriented and accounts for more than 30% of the region's exports, while employing 20% of labour force.


A breakdown of the service sector shows that the following branches are the most successful:

  • trade
  • real-estate
  • business services
  • transport & logistics
  • warehousing
  • finance


The region is also important in the field of research and development (R&D) both with the highest gross domestic expenditure (46.3%) and the highest number of R&D personnel (60.3%).


The most important companies operating in the region include: 

Contact point

The Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region

RRA LUR - Regionalna razvojna agencija ljubljanske urbane regije

Tehnološki park 19, SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 1 306 19 02


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