Alfatar Municipality

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Alfatar Municipality
Община Алфатар
Municipality
Alfatar Municipality within Bulgaria and Silistra Province.
Alfatar Municipality within Bulgaria and Silistra Province.
Coordinates: 43°55′N 27°17′E / 43.917°N 27.283°E / 43.917; 27.283Coordinates: 43°55′N 27°17′E / 43.917°N 27.283°E / 43.917; 27.283
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Silistra
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Alfatar
Area[1]
 • Total 248.57 km2 (95.97 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[2]
 • Total 3,324
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Alfatar Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Алфатар) is a small municipality (obshtina) in Silistra Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the Danubian Plain, in the area of the South Dobrudzha geographical region, about 15 km south of Danube river. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Alfatar.

The municipality embraces a territory of 248.57[1] km² with a population of 3,324 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[2]

The main road "7" crosses the area from north to south, connecting the province centre of Silistra with the city of Shumen and the eastern operating part of Hemus motorway.

Settlements[edit]

Tutrakan
Dulovo
Glavinitsa
Kaynardzha
Sitovo
Alfatar Municipality within Silistra Province

Alfatar Municipality includes the following 7 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[3][4][5]
(December 2009)
Alfatar Алфатар 1,714
Alekovo Алеково 578
Bistra Бистра 367
Chukovets Чуковец 287
Kutlovitsa Кутловица 77
Tsar Asen Цар Асен 191
Vasil Levski Васил Левски 110
Total 3,324

Demography[edit]

The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades.

Alfatar Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 6,373 5,454 4,630 3,990 3,629 3,451 3,324 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[6] Census 2011,[7] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Bulgarian)Characterization of Silistra Province
  2. ^ a b (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
  3. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  4. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants - December 2009
  5. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 1000-5000 inhabitants - December 2009
  6. ^ National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
  7. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  8. ^ "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 

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