Byala Municipality, Ruse Province
|Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)||Byala|
|• Total||341 km2 (132 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2009)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Byala Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Бяла) is a municipality (obshtina) in Ruse Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located in the Danubian Plain about 20 km southeast of Danube river. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Byala.
The municipality embraces a territory of 341 km² with a population of 14,962 inhabitants, as of December 2009.
The area is crossroads of some of the main directions in the country - road E85, road E83, I-51 and I-52, which connect the province centre of Ruse with the cities of Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Svishtov and respectively the country capital of Sofia and Shipka pass. Yantra river flows through the area from south to north.
Byala Municipality includes the following 11 places (towns are shown in bold):
|Lom Cherkovna||Лом Черковна||462|
|Pet Kladentsi||Пет кладенци||64|
|Polsko Kosovo||Полско Косово||1,686|
The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades.
|Sources: Census 2001, Census 2011, „pop-stat.mashke.org“,|
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants - December 2009
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 1000-5000 inhabitants - December 2009
- National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
- "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
- Official website (Bulgarian)