Elena Municipality

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Elena Municipality
Община Елена
Municipality
Elena Municipality within Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo Province.
Elena Municipality within Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo Province.
Coordinates: 42°55′N 25°51′E / 42.917°N 25.850°E / 42.917; 25.850Coordinates: 42°55′N 25°51′E / 42.917°N 25.850°E / 42.917; 25.850
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Veliko Tarnovo
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Elena
Area
 • Total 671.39 km2 (259.23 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 10,407
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Elena Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Елена) is a municipality (obshtina) in Veliko Tarnovo Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located on the northern slopes of the central Stara planina mountain in the area of the so-called Fore-Balkan. It is named after its administrative centre, the town of Elena. It includes a territory of 671,39 km² with a population of 10,407 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The area is best known for its Bulgarian National Revival atmosphere preserved in its main town. Chumerna peak (1536 meters above sea level) in the Elena-Tvarditsa range is the highest point in the province.

Settlements[edit]

Gorna Oryahovitsa
Svishtov
Strazhitsa
Pavlikeni
Suhindol
Polski Trambesh
Lyaskovets
Zlataritsa
Elena Municipality within Veliko Tarnovo Province

(towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)

Demography[edit]

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

Elena Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 16,546 14,684 13,581 11,342 10,843 10,621 10,407 ...
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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