Dobrich Province

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Coordinates: 43°35′N 28°0′E / 43.583°N 28.000°E / 43.583; 28.000

Dobrich Province
Област Добрич
Province
Location of Dobrich Province in Bulgaria
Location of Dobrich Province in Bulgaria
Country Bulgaria
Capital Dobrich
Municipalities 8
Government
 • Governor Zhelyazko Zhelyazkov
Area[1]
 • Total 4,719.71 km2 (1,822.29 sq mi)
Elevation 172 m (564 ft)
Population (February 2011)[2]
 • Total 186,016
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
License plate TX
Website dobrich.government.bg

Dobrich Province (Bulgarian: Област Добрич, Oblast Dobrich, former name Dobrich okrug) is a province in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Southern Dobruja geographical region. It is divided into 8 municipalities. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 186,016.[3][4][2]

Municipalities[edit]

Municipalities within Dobrich Province with their administrative centres

The Dobrich province (oбласт, oblast) contains eight municipalities (Bulgarian: singular: oбщина, obshtina - plural: oбщини, obshtini). The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and Cyrillic, the main town (in bold) or village, and the population of each in December 2009.

Municipality Cyrillic Pop.[3][4][2] Town/Village Pop.[4][5][6]
Balchik Балчик 21,832 Balchik 12,196
Dobrich (city) Добрич-Град 92,672 Dobrich 92,672
Dobrichka (rural) Добричка 24,292 Dobrich (above)
General Toshevo Генерал Тошево 16,714 General Toshevo 7,130
Kavarna Каварна 15,861 Kavarna 11,397
Krushari Крушари 5,296 Krushari 1,619
Shabla Шабла 5,580 Shabla 3,586
Tervel Тервел 17,458 Tervel 6,667

Population[edit]

The Dobrich province had a population of 215,232 (215,217 also given) according to a 2001 census, of which 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female.[7] At the end of 2009, the population of the province, announced by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, numbered 199,705[3] of which 23.8% are inhabitants aged over 60 years.[8]

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

Dobrich Province
Year 1946 1956 1965 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 202,443 227,425 236,817 251,072 257,341 232,780 215,217 206,217 203,938 199,705 189 677
Sources: National Statistical Institute,[3] „Census 2001“,[4] „Census 2011“,[2] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic groups in Dobrich Province (2011 census)
Ethnic group Percentage
Bulgarians
  
75.4%
Turks
  
13.5%
Gypsies
  
8.8%
others and indefinable
  
2.3%

Total population (2011 census): 189 677

Ethnic groups (2011 census):[9] Identified themselves: 173 899 persons:

  • Bulgarians: 131 114 (75.40%)
  • Turks: 23 484 (13.50%)
  • Gypsies: 15 323 (8.81%)
  • Others and indefinable: 3 978 (2.29%)

A further 15,000 persons in Dobrich Province did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.

Religion[edit]

Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census:[10]

Census 2001
religious adherence population  %
Orthodox Christians 163,091 75.78%
Muslims 44,277 20.57%
Roman Catholics 322 0.15%
Protestants 241 0.11%
Other 835 0.39%
Religion not mentioned 6,451 3.00%
total 215,217 100%

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).

Balchik municipality[edit]

Albena | Balchik | Bezvoditsa | Bobovets | Bryastovo | Dabrava | Dropla | Gurkovo, Hrabrovo | Karvuna | Kranevo | Kremena | Lyahovo | Obrochishte | Prespa | Rogachevo | Senokos | Sokolovo | Strajitsa | Trigortsi | Tsarichino | Tsurkva | Tuzlata | Zmeevo

Dobrich municipality (city)[edit]

Dobrich

Dobrichka municipality (rural)[edit]

Altsek | Batovo | Bdintsi | Benkovski | Bogdan | Bojurovo | Branishte | Cherna | Debrene | Dobrevo | Dolina | Donchevo | Draganovo | Dryanovets | Enevo | Feldfebel Denkovo | General Kolevo | Geshanovo | Hitovo | Jitnitsa | Kamen | Kamen Bryag | Karapelit | Kotlentsi | Kozloduytsi | Kragulevo | Lomnitsa | Lovchantsi | Lyaskovo | Malka Smolnitsa | Medovo | Metodievo | Miladinovtsi | Novo Botevo | Odrintsi | Odurtsi | Opanets | Orlova mogila | Ovcharovo | Paskalevo | Pchelino | Pchelnik | Plachidol | Pobeda | Podslon | Polkovnik Ivanovo | Polkovnik Minkovo | Polkovnik Sveshtarovo | Popgrigorovo | Prilep | Primortsi | Rosenovo | Samuilovo | Slaveevo | Sliventsi | Smolnitsa | Sokolnik | Stefan Karadja | Stefanovo | Stojer | Svoboda | Tsarevets | Tyanevo | Vedrina | Vladimirovo | Vodnyantsi | Vrachantsi | Vratarite | Zlatia

General Toshevo municipality[edit]

Aleksandar Stamboliyski | Balkantsi | Bejanovo | Chernookovo | Dabovik | General Toshevo | Goritsa | Gradini | Izvorovo | Jiten | Kalina | Kardam | Konare | Kraishte | Krasen | Kupinovo | Loznitsa | Lyulyakovo | Malina | Ograjden | Pchelarovo | Petleshkovo | Pisarovo | Plenimir | Preselentsi | Prisad | Ravnets | Rogozina | Rosen | Rositsa | Sirakovo | Snop | Snyagovo | Spasovo | Sredina | Surnino | Uzovo | Vasilevo | Velikovo | Vichovo | Yovkovo | Zograf

Kavarna municipality[edit]

Belgun | Bilo | Bojurets | Bulgarevo | Chelopechene | Hadji Dimitar | Irechek | Kamen bryag | Kavarna | Krupen | Mogilishte | Neykovo | Poruchik Chunchevo | Rakovski | Seltse | Septemvriytsi | Sveti Nikola | Topola | Travnik | Vidno | Vranino

Krushari municipality[edit]

Abrit | Aleksandria | Bistrets | Dobrin | Efreytor Bakalovo | Gaber | Kapitan Dimitrovo | Koriten | Krushari | Lozenets | Ognyanovo | Polkovnik Dyakovo | Poruchik Kurdjievo | Severnyak | Severtsi | Telerig | Zagortsi | Zementsi | Zimnitsa

Shabla municipality[edit]

Bojanovo | Chernomortsi | Durankulak | Ezerets | Gorichane | Gorun | Granichar | Krapets | Prolez | Shabla | Smin | Staevtsi | Tvarditsa | Tyulenovo | Vaklino | Zahari Stoyanovo

Tervel municipality[edit]

Angelariy | Balik | Bezmer | Bojan | Bonevo | Brestnitsa | Chestimensko | Glavantsi | Gradnitsa | Guslar | Jeglartsi | Kableshkovo | Kladentsi | Kochmar | Kolartsi | Mali izvor | Nova Kamena | Onogur | Orlyak | Polkovnik Savovo | Popgruevo | Profesor Zlatarski | Surnets | Tervel | Voynikovo | Zurnevo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (English) 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 (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
  4. ^ a b c d (English) „WorldCityPopulation“
  5. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  6. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  7. ^ (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  8. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Population by age in 2009
  9. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)
  10. ^ (Bulgarian) Religious adherence in Bulgaria - census 2001

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