Makresh Municipality

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Makresh Municipality
Община Макреш
Municipality
Makresh Municipality within Bulgaria and Vidin Province.
Makresh Municipality within Bulgaria and Vidin Province.
Coordinates: 43°45′N 22°29′E / 43.750°N 22.483°E / 43.750; 22.483Coordinates: 43°45′N 22°29′E / 43.750°N 22.483°E / 43.750; 22.483
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Vidin
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Makresh
Area
 • Total 229 km2 (88 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 1,938
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Makresh Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Макреш) is a municipality (obshtina) in Vidin Province, Northwestern Bulgaria, located in the Danubian Plain about 12 km southwest of Danube river. It is named after its administrative centre - the village of Makresh. The area borders on the Republic of Serbia to the west.

The municipality embraces a territory of 229 km² with a population of 1,938 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The easternmost border of the area is linked by the main road E79 which connects the province centre of Vidin with the city of Montana and respectively with the western operating part of Hemus motorway.

Settlements[edit]

Chuprene
Belogradchik
Boynitsa
Bregovo
Gramada
Dimovo
Kula
Novo Selo
Ruzhintsi
Makresh Municipality within Vidin Province

Makresh Municipality includes the following 7 places all of them villages:

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Makresh Макреш 473
Kireevo Киреево 268
Podgore Подгоре 278
Rakovitsa Раковица 611
Tolovitsa Толовица 70
Tsar Shishmanovo Цар Шишманово 157
Valchek Вълчек 81
Total 1,938

Demography[edit]

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

Makresh Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 5,876 4,333 3,623 2,550 2,270 2,129 1,938 1,630
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. ^ (English)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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