The most Alpine of all Slovenian regions is situated in the north-western part of Slovenia, bordering Austria in the north and Italy in the west. It is very popular region to buy property. Most of the region is covered by the towering Julian Alps with numerous serrated peaks exceeding 2000 m, including Triglav (2864 m), the highest Slovenian mountain and one of Slovenia's national symbols. Due to its natural beauty, almost the entire Julian Alps range is protected as the Triglav National Park. The Karavanke range along the Austrian border also belongs to the high Alpine regions. Between these two mountainous areas, the Upper Sava valley runs in an east-west direction. Further to the east it opens up into the densely populated Ljubljana Basin where the town of Kranj, the centre of Gorenjska, is situated in the middle of the plain. In the south-western part of the region there are the Skofja Loka Mountains with villages clustered in the valleys and isolated farmsteads on steep slopes.
Tourism in Bled, Kranjska Gora and Bohinj, and agriculture on the plains and in the surrounding mountains are also of significance. Find your property in Gorenjska region. The region has good links to Ljubljana and the federal province of Carinthia in Austria. As well as a railway tunnel and an almost 8 km long motorway tunnel that connect the region with Austria, three mountain passes lead across the Karavanke range. The Ljubljana international airport is situated in the eastern part of the region.
Find property for sale in Gorenjska region. With relatively well developed industry in the regional centre and in numerous smaller towns, successful tourism and agriculture (oriented primarily towards dairy farming and beef cattle breeding), Gorenjska is among the most economically advanced regions in Slovenia. Good access to the majority of settlements is also favorable, as the population is concentrated in the plains along main traffic routes and in wider river valleys where the rest of the infrastructure is also good. Gorenjska is also a leading resort area thanks to its picturesque and carefully maintained alpine landscape and unspoilt environment, especially within the large Triglav National Park. It also has a wide variety of tourist facilities which are quite scarce in many other parts of Slovenia. As in the Lower Savinja Valley, a substantial part of Gorenjska's industry is dispersed among smaller towns. Following their development into small but distinctive local supply centers in the second half of the 19th century, today they are centers of economically strong municipalities. More than half of Gorenjska, which covers 10.5% of the national territory, consists of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke Mountains. A substantial part of these mountains, with their deeply incised valleys reshaped by glaciers, rises above the tree line (around 1 800 m). The Skofja Loka Mountains in the upper reaches of the Sora river are situated in the southern part of the region. They comprise two wider valleys along the Poljanska Sora and the Selska Sora rivers, with villages, fields and meadows at the bottom and mostly forested ridges with isolated farmsteads on the slopes. The Upper Sava Valley which lies between the Julian Alps and the Karavanke Mountains opens up into the Ljubljana Basin downstream from Jesenice.
Most popular places to buy real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Gorenjska region (Slovenia) are Kranj, Jesenice, Radovljica, Bled, Bohinj, Kranjska Gora, Skofja loka, Trzic, etc. The region's economic activity and the population of Gorenjska region are concentrated in the northern part of the basin as are almost all the towns. The regional centre Kranj, Skofja Loka, Trzic, Radovljica, Bohinj and Bled are located here. Not many towns are found outside the basin. Jesenice with iron industry and tourist-oriented Kranjska Gora are in the Upper Sava Valley.
Spruce and beech forests in the lower parts of the Alps and in the Skofja Loka Mountains are an important natural resource since they cover two thirds of the region. Agricultural land covers almost exclusively the Ljubljana Basin and the valleys in the Skofja Loka Mountains. The abundance of water is also an important natural resource, especially because the rivers in their upper courses are relatively clean and unpolluted. Lakes Bled and Bohinj, situated in the picturesque alpine environment, attract many tourists.
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