Balchik Municipality

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Balchik Municipality
Община Балчик
Municipality
Balchik Municipality within Bulgaria and Dobrich Province.
Balchik Municipality within Bulgaria and Dobrich Province.
Coordinates: 43°26′N 28°7′E / 43.433°N 28.117°E / 43.433; 28.117Coordinates: 43°26′N 28°7′E / 43.433°N 28.117°E / 43.433; 28.117
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Dobrich
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Balchik
Area
 • Total 523 km2 (202 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 21,832
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Balchik Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Балчик) is a municipality (obshtina) in Dobrich Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located on the Northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast in Southern Dobruja geographical region. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Balchik.

The municipality embraces a territory of 523 km² with a population of 21,832 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The area is best known with the Balchik Palace complex in the main town as well as the luxury seaside resort of Albena. The main road E87 crosses the municipality connecting the port of Varna with the Romanian port of Konstanza.

Settlements[edit]

Kavarna
Shabla
Tervel
Krushari
General Toshevo
Dobrichka
Balchik Municipality within Dobrich Province

Balchik Municipality includes the following 22 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Balchik Балчик 12,196
Bezvoditsa Безводица 383
Bobovets Бобовец 86
Bryastovo Брястово 4
Dropla Дропла 304
Dabrava Дъбрава 216
Gurkovo Гурково 560
Hrabrovo Храброво 99
Karvuna Карвуна 62
Kranevo Кранево 1,233
Kremena Кремена 128
Lyahovo Ляхово 444
Obrochishte Оброчище 2,411
Prespa Преспа 248
Rogachevo Рогачево 263
Senokos Сенокос 661
Sokolovo Соколово 1,004
Strazhitsa Стражица 468
Trigortsi Тригорци 192
Tsarichino Царичино 159
Tsarkva Църква 364
Zmeevo Змеево 347
Total 21,832

Demography[edit]

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

Balchik Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 24,254 23,978 22,367 22,354 22,038 21,962 21,832 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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