Additional Information

Primorsko-notranjska region

Littoral-Inner Carniola region

Facts and figures (2015)

 Area1,456 km2  
  Density of population per km236.1  
  Number of companies2,900  
  Economically active population21,500  
  Registered unemployment rate*      11.1%  
  Average monthly gross wage                                                                                                           € 1,375  

 *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 Primorsko-notranjska Region lies in the southern part of Slovenia and borders on Croatia. It is conviently placed and easily reached from all principal towns such as Ljubljana, Koper, Gorica (I), Triest (I) and Rijeka (CRO).

The underground Karst world with the world famous Postojna Caves and the intermittent Cerknica Lake are the most important feature of the region.


The Primorsko-notranjska Region is the smallest Slovenian region.

Socio-economic characteristics of population in the Primorsko-notranjska region, 2015

Population aged 15 years or more by activity status and education


Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, 2016


The regional centre is Postojna (16,000 inhabitants) connected with the coastal town of Koper and Ljubljana by the motorway (a 20 minute drive) and railway.

Other principal towns include Ilirska Bistrica (14,200) and Cerknica (11,400).


The most vigorous economic growth is enjoyed by metal-processing industry that also accounts the largest market share. It is followed by the wood-processing industry and given the fact that timber is the region’s natural resource, this is a long-term factor of the economic development. The chemical industry also plays an important role in the region. Thanks to good transport connections, the share of daily migration to other regions, particularly those with high qualifications, is quite high.

There is plenty of potential for the development of tourism thanks to relatively scarce number of people per square kilometre and pristine nature. One can hardly get enough of the natural beauties and the phenomena such as lake Cerkniško jezero or Postojna Cave.


The most important companies operating in the region include:

Contact point

Regional Development Agency of Green Karst

Regionalna razvojna agencija Zeleni kras

Prečna ulica 1, SI-6257 Pivka

Phone: +386 5 721 2240


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