Basic information

  • Founded: 1981, the Republic of Slovenia
  • Size: 206km2 (20,650ha)
  • Status: regional park, Natura 2000 area, biosphere area – UNESCO MAB programme (Man and biosphere)
  • IUCN category: V – Protected Landscape/Seascape – protected area for the preservation of the landscape (land and sea) and recreation
  • Manager: Javni zavod Kozjanski Park (Kozjansko Park Public Institute) as part of the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning
  • Management: Podsreda market town
  • Position: eastern Slovenia, between the River Sotla and the Bohor Hill
  • Population: 10,700 (data from 2002)
  • Number of settlements: 78
  • Largest settlement: Kozje, 738 inhabitants (data from 2002)
  • Smallest settlement: Ortnice, 25 inhabitants (data from 2002)
  • Population density: 51 inhabitants/km²
  • Highest point: Oslica, 860m
  • Lowest point: Figarjev most ob Sotli, 151m
  • Forest coverage: 48%
  • Average annual precipitation: 1060mm
  • Average annual temperature: 9.5ºC
  • Watercourses: Sotla, Bistrica, Buča, Dramlja, Gabernica
  • Municipalities: 5 – Bistrica ob Sotli, Kozje, Podčetrtek, Brežice, Krško
  • Primary schools: 6 (Bistrica ob Sotli, Bizeljsko, Koprivnica, Kozje, Lesično, Pišece)
  • Medical centres: 3 (Bistrica ob Sotli, Bizeljsko, Kozje)
  • Natura 2000 : 69,7 %
  • SPA area – “Birds Directive” (36.9%): Kozjansko
  • SCI and pSCI areas – “Habitats Directive” (32.8%): Bohor, Orlica, Sotla and its tributaries, Pustišekova polšna, Dobrava – Jovsi, Suhadolsko stream
  • Natural attractions: 78
  • Cultural heritage, monuments: ?
Location

Kozjanski park Headquarters

Podsreda 45, 3257 Podsreda
+386 3 800 71 00