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Savinjska region

Savinja region

Facts and figures (2015)

 Area 2,301 km2  
  Population 254,200  
  Density of population per km2 110.5  
  Number of companies 14,422  
  Economically active population 100,500  
  Registered unemployment rate*       13.3%  
  Average monthly gross wage                                                                                                            € 1,430  

 *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 Savinjska Region named after the Savinja River stretches along the valley that lies to the east of central Slovenia and borders on Austria to the north and Croatia to the east. Transport infrastructure is well-developed, the regional capital Celje is connected with Maribor and Ljubljana both by railway and motorway.


Socio-economic characteristics of population in the Savinjska 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 Celje (49,000) with 5 institutions of higher education where nearly 1,000 students study every year.

Other principal towns include: Velenje (32,700), Žalec (21,300), Šentjur pri Celju (19,000), Slovenske Konjice (14,600) and Laško (13,300).


The most important companies operating in the region include:


Regional Development Agency for Savinja region

RASR, Razvojna agencija savinjske regije

Ulica XIV. divizije 12, SI-3000 Celje

Phone: +386 3 589 40 82


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