Burgas Province

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Coordinates: 42°30′N 27°15′E / 42.500°N 27.250°E / 42.500; 27.250

Burgas Province
Област Бургас
Province
Location of Burgas Province in Bulgaria
Location of Burgas Province in Bulgaria
Country Bulgaria
Capital Burgas
Municipalities 13
Government
 • Governor Konstantin Grebenarov
Area[1]
 • Total 7,748.07 km2 (2,991.55 sq mi)
Elevation 84 m (276 ft)
Population (February 2011)[2]
 • Total 409,018
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
License plate A
AA (since 2008)
Website www.bsregion.org

Burgas Province (Bulgarian: Област Бургас - Oblast Burgas, former name Burgas okrug) is a province in southeastern Bulgaria, including southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. It is bounded on the south by Turkey. The province is named after its administrative and industrial centre - the city of Burgas - the fourth biggest town in the country. It is the largest province by area, embracing a territory of 7,748.1 km²[1] that is divided into 13 municipalities with a total population, as of December 2009, of 422,319 inhabitants.[3][4][2]

Old houses in Malko Tarnovo, Strandzha region
View of Sozopol
Church of St John the Baptist (11th century) in Nessebar

Municipalities[edit]

The municipalities of Burgas Province

The Burgas province (oбласт, oblast) contains 13 municipalities (singular: oбщина, obshtina - plural: oбщини, obshtini). The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and Cyrillic, the main town or village (towns are shown in bold), and the population of each as of 2009.

Municipality Cyrillic Pop.[3][4][2] Town/Village Pop.[4][5][6][7]
Aytos Айтос 30,450 Aytos 21,067
Burgas Бургас 206,343 Burgas 193,765
Kameno Камено 12,395 Kameno 4,848
Karnobat Карнобат 26,576 Karnobat 18,480
Malko Tarnovo Малко Търново 3,807 Malko Tarnovo 2,449
Nesebar Несебър 25,311 Nesebar 11,626
Pomorie Поморие 27,557 Pomorie 13,569
Primorsko Приморско 7,332 Primorsko 3,340
Ruen Руен 28,217 Ruen 2,282
Sozopol Созопол 15,578 Sozopol 5,410
Sredets Средец 16,261 Sredets 9,238
Sungurlare Сунгурларе 13,079 Sungurlare 3,416
Tsarevo Царево 9,413 Tsarevo 5,884

Population[edit]

The Burgas province had a population of 423,608 (423,547 also given) according to a 2001 census, of which 49% were male and 51% were female.[8] As of the end of 2009, the population of the province, announced by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, numbered 422,319[3] of which 21.8% are inhabitants aged over 60 years.[9]

The following table represents the change of the population in the province after World War II:

Burgas Province
Year 1946 1956 1965 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 317,156 352,812 387,252 420,268 449,237 440,372 423,608 418,750 420,095 422,319 415,817
Sources: National Statistical Institute,[3] „Census 2001“,[4] „Census 2011“,[2] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic groups in Burgas Province (2011 census)
Ethnic group Percentage
Bulgarians
  
80.5%
Turks
  
13.3%
Gypsies
  
5.0%
others and indefinable
  
1.2%

Total population (2011 census): 415,817[10]
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[11] Identified themselves: 370 544 persons:

  • Bulgarians: 298 128 (80,46%)
  • Turks: 49 354 (13,32%)
  • Gypsies: 18 424 (4,97%)
  • Others and indefinable: 4 638 (1,25%)

A further 45,000 persons in Burgas Province did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.

Ethnic groups according to the 2001 census, when 423 547 people of the population of 423,608 of Burgas Province identified themselves (with percentage of total population):[12]

Religion[edit]

Religions in Burgas Province (2001 census)
Religious group Percentage
Orthodox Christian
  
80.2%
Muslim
  
15.2%
Protestant Christian
  
0.6%
Roman Catholic Christian
  
0.1%
others and indefinable
  
3.9%

Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census:[13]

Census 2001
religious adherence population  %
Orthodox Christians 339,653 80.19%
Muslims 64,568 15.24%
Protestants 2,339 0.55%
Roman Catholics 452 0.11%
Other 1,937 0.46%
Religion not mentioned 14,598 3.45%
total 423,547 100%

Towns and villages[edit]

The place names in bold have the status of town (in Bulgarian: град, transliterated as grad). Other localities have the status of village (in Bulgarian: село, transliterated as selo).

Aytos Municipality[edit]

Aytos, Cherna Mogila, Chernograd, Chukarka, Dryankovets, Karageorgievo, Karanovo, Lyaskovo, Malka polyana, Maglen, Peshtersko, Pirne, Polyanovo, Raklinovo, Sadievo, Topolitsa, Zetyovo

Burgas Municipality[edit]

Balgarovo, Banevo, Bratovo, Bryastovets, Burgas, Cherno more Dimchevo, Draganovo, Izvorishte, Marinka, Mirolyubovo, Ravnets, Rudnik, Tvarditsa, Vetren

Kameno Municipality[edit]

Kameno, Krastina, Livada, Konstantinovo, Polski izvor, Rusokastro, Svoboda, Troyanovo, Trastikovo, Cherni vrah Vinarsko, Vratitsa, Zhelyazovo

Karnobat Municipality[edit]

Asparuhovo, Cherkovo, Detelina, Devetak, Devetintsi, Dobrinovo, Dragantsi, Dragovo, Ekzarh Antimovo, Glumche, Hadzhiite, Iskra, Karnobat, Klikach, Kozare, Krumovo gradishte, Krushovo, Madrino, Nevestino, Ognen, Raklitsa, San-Stefano, Sigmen, Sokolovo, Sarnevo, Smolnik, Tserkovski, Venets, Zheleznik, Zhitosvyat, Zimen

Malko Tarnovo Municipality[edit]

Bliznak, Brashlyan, Byala voda, Evrenozovo, Gramatikovo, Kalovo, Malko Tarnovo, Mladezhko, Slivarovo, Stoilovo Vizitsa, Zabernovo, Zvezdets

Nesebar Municipality[edit]

Banya, Emona, Gyulyovtsa, Koznitsa, Kosharitsa, Nesebar, Obzor, Orizare, Panitsovo, Priseltsi, Rakovskovo, Ravda, Sveti Vlas, Tankovo

Pomorie Municipality[edit]

Aheloy, Belodol, Aleksandrovo, Bata, Dabnik, Gaberovo, Goritsa, Galabets, Kableshkovo, Kamenar, Kozichino, Kosovets, Laka, Medovo, Pomorie, Poroy, Stratsin

Primorsko Municipality[edit]

Kiten, Novo Panicharevo, Pismenovo, Primorsko, Veselie, Yasna polyana,

Ruen Municipality[edit]

Bilka, Cheresha, Dobra polyana, Dobromir, Dropla, Daskotna, Dyulya, Kamenyak, Karavelyovo, Listets, Lyulyakovo, Pripek, Mrezhichko, Podgorets, Preobrazhentsi, Planinitsa, Prosenik, Rechitsa, Razboyna, Razhitsa, Rozhden, Rudina, Ruen, Rupcha, Shivarovo, Skalak, Snezha, Snyagovo, Sokolets, Sredna mahala, Struya, Sini rid, Topchiysko, Tranak, Vishna, Vresovo, Yabalchevo, Yasenovo, Zaimchevo, Zaychar, Zvezda

Sozopol Municipality[edit]

Atiya, Chernomorets, Gabar, Indzhe voyvoda, Izvor, Krushevets, Prisad, Ravadinovo, Ravna gora, Rosen, Sozopol, Varshilo, Zidarovo

Sredets Municipality[edit]

Belevren, Belila, Bistrets, Bogdanovo, Debelt, Dolno Yabalkovo, Draka, Drachevo, Dyulevo, Fakiya, Golyamo Bukovo, Gorno Yabalkovo, Granitets, Granichar, Sredets, Kirovo, Kubadin, Momina tsarkva, Malina, Orlintsi, Prohod, Panchevo, Radoynovo, Rosenovo, Svetlina, Sinyo kamene, Slivovo, Suhodol, Trakiytsi, Varovnik, Zagortsi, Zornitsa,

Sungurlare Municipality[edit]

Balabanchevo, Beronovo, Bosilkovo, Chernitsa, Chubra, Dabovitsa Gorovo, Esen, Grozden, Kamensko, Kamchiya, Klimash, Kosten, Lozarevo, Lozitsa, Manolich, Pchelin, Podvis, Prilep, Sadovo, Skala, Slavyantsi, Sungurlare, Terziysko, Valchin, Vedrovo, Velislav, Vezenkovo, Zavet

Tsarevo Municipality[edit]

Ahtopol, Brodilovo, Balgari, Fazanovo, Izgrev, Kondolovo, Kosti, Lozenets, Rezovo, Sinemorets, Tsarevo, Varvara, Velika

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bulgarian Provinces area and population 1999 — National Center for Regional Development — page 90-91
  2. ^ a b c d „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  3. ^ a b c d Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
  4. ^ a b c d „WorldCityPopulation“
  5. ^ Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  6. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  7. ^ Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian Settlements 1000–5000 inhabitants – December 2009
  8. ^ (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  9. ^ Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Population by age in 2009
  10. ^ (Bulgarian) Population on 01.02.2011 by provinces, municipalities, settlements and age; National Statistical Institute
  11. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)
  12. ^ (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Ethnic Group from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  13. ^ (Bulgarian) Religious adherence in Bulgaria - census 2001

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