Omurtag Municipality

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Omurtag Municipality
Община Омуртаг
Municipality
Omurtag Municipality within Bulgaria and Targovishte Province.
Omurtag Municipality within Bulgaria and Targovishte Province.
Coordinates: 43°5′N 26°27′E / 43.083°N 26.450°E / 43.083; 26.450Coordinates: 43°5′N 26°27′E / 43.083°N 26.450°E / 43.083; 26.450
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Targovishte
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Omurtag
Area
 • Total 401.7 km2 (155.1 sq mi)
Population (Census February 2011)[1]
 • Total 21,356
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Omurtag Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Омуртаг) is a municipality (obshtina) in Targovishte Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the so-called Fore-Balkan area north of the Stara planina mountain. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Omurtag.

The municipality embraces a territory of 401.7 km² with a total population of 21,356 inhabitants, as of February 2011.[1] The main road E772 crosses the area connecting its main town with the province centre Targovishte, to the northeast, and the city of Veliko Tarnovo to the west.

Settlements[edit]


Popovo
Antonovo
Opaka
Omurtag Municipality within Targovishte Province

Omurtag Municipality includes the following 43 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Omurtag Омуртаг 8,725
Belomortsi Беломорци 1,055
Balgaranovo Българаново 219
Chernokaptsi Чернокапци 315
Dolna Hubavka Долна Хубавка 216
Dolno Kozarevo Долно Козарево 439
Dolno Novkovo Долно Новково 145
Golyamo Tsarkvishte Голямо Църквище 364
Gorna Hubavka Горна Хубавка 358
Gorno Kozarevo Горно Козарево 262
Gorno Novkovo Горно Новково 215
Gorsko Selo Горско село 151
Iliyno Илийно 621
Kamburovo Камбурово 1,199
Kestenovo Кестеново 308
Kozma Prezviter Козма Презвитер 574
Krasnoseltsi Красноселци 231
Mogilets Могилец 377
Obitel Обител 614
Panayot Hitovo Панайот Хитово 320
Panichino Паничино 181
Petrino Петрино 152
Plastina Плъстина 628
Ptichevo Птичево 259
Padarino Пъдарино 559
Parvan Първан 347
Rositsa Росица 11
Ratlina Рътлина 235
Stanets Станец 251
Tapchileshtovo Тъпчилещово 107
Tsarevtsi Царевци 62
Tserovishte Церовище 645
Ugledno Угледно 150
Velikdenche Великденче 297
Velichka Величка 500
Verentsi Веренци 473
Veselets Веселец 159
Visok Висок 278
Vrani Kon Врани кон 726
Zelena Morava Зелена морава 593
Zmeyno Змейно 179
Zvezditsa Звездица 756
Total 24,256

Demography[edit]

The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades. Since 1992 Omurtag Municipality has comprised the former municipality of Obitel and the numbers in the table reflect this unification.

Omurtag Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 22,292 21,556 27,000 25,212 24,968 24,789 24,256 21,853
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[7]

Ethnic composition[edit]

According to the 2011 census, among those who answered the optional question on ethnic identification, the ethnic composition of the municipality was the following:

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgarians 3518 20.1%
Turks 11959 68.3%
Roma (Gypsy) 1690 9.7%
Other 198 1.1%
Undeclared 147 0.8%

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Bulgarian) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Targovishte Province - Census 2011
  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. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and age by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute
  7. ^ Population of Bulgarian divisions
  8. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)

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