Nikopol Municipality

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Nikopol Municipality
Община Никопол
Municipality
Nikopol Municipality within Bulgaria and Pleven Province.
Nikopol Municipality within Bulgaria and Pleven Province.
Coordinates: 43°35′N 24°55′E / 43.583°N 24.917°E / 43.583; 24.917Coordinates: 43°35′N 24°55′E / 43.583°N 24.917°E / 43.583; 24.917
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Pleven
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Nikopol
Area
 • Total 415.9 km2 (160.6 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 10,602
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Nikopol Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Никопол ) is a municipality (obshtina) in the northern part of Pleven Province, in northern Bulgaria. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Nikopol. The municipality embraces a territory of 415.9 km2 (160.6 sq mi)[2][3] with a population, as of December 2009, of 10,602 inhabitants.[1]

Its northern border is by the Danube River, bordering with Turnu Măgurele municipality of Romania. The municipality also borders with Belene Municipality on the East, Livski and Pordim municipalities on the South, Pleven municipality on the Southwest and Gulyantsi Municipality on the West.

Besides the Danube, which defines the hydrography of the area, the Osam river and some minor rivers flow within the municipality.[3]

There are plans to develop common cultural tourism program that encompass the Nikopol and Turnu Măgurele municipalities. Unlike Turnu Măgurele, Nikopol municipality has poorly developed tourism infrastructure.[4]

Settlements[edit]

Cherven Bryag


Levski
Knezha
Belene
Dolna Mitropoliya
Gulyantsi
Pordim
Dolni Dabnik
Nikopol Municipality within Pleven Province

(towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population (2011)
Nikopol Никопол 3,186
Asenovo Асеново 290
Batsova mahala Бацова махала 471
Vabel Въбел 740
Debovo Дебово 588
Dragash voyvoda Драгаш войвода 573
Evlogievo Евлогиево 104
Zhernov Жернов 100
Lozitsa Лозица 264
Lyubenovo Любеново 209
Muselievo Муселиево 762
Novachene Новачене 1,187
Sanadinovo Санадиново 356
Cherkovitsa Черковица 466
Total 9,296

Demography[edit]

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

Nikopol Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 20,812 17,806 15,840 13,656 11,909 11,264 10,602 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[7]

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