Popovo Municipality

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Popovo Municipality
Община Попово
Municipality
Popovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Targovishte Province.
Popovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Targovishte Province.
Coordinates: 43°19′N 26°15′E / 43.317°N 26.250°E / 43.317; 26.250Coordinates: 43°19′N 26°15′E / 43.317°N 26.250°E / 43.317; 26.250
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Targovishte
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Popovo
Area
 • Total 833 km2 (322 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 31,479
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Popovo Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Попово) is a municipality (obshtina) in Targovishte Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the eastern part of the Danubian Plain. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Popovo.

The municipality embraces a territory of 833 km² with a population of 31,479 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1] The Hemus motorway is planned to cross the southern part of the area.

Settlements[edit]

Omurtag


Antonovo
Opaka
Popovo Municipality within Targovishte Province

Popovo Municipality includes the following 34 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Popovo Попово 15,548
Aprilovo Априлово 614
Baba Tonka Баба Тонка 111
Berkovski Берковски 108
Braknitsa Бракница 79
Dolets Долец 90
Dolna Kabda Долна Кабда 243
Drinovo Дриново 541
Elenovo Еленово 481
Gagovo Гагово 812
Gloginka Глогинка 553
Goritsa Горица 164
Ivancha Иванча 29
Koleda Коледа Future village
Konak Конак 93
Kozitsa Козица 337
Kardam Кардам 1,491
Kovachevets Ковачевец 691
Lomtsi Ломци 1,052
Marchino Марчино 124
Medovina Медовина 878
Manastiritsa Манастирица 39
Osikovo Осиково 205
Palamartsa Паламарца 634
Posabina Посабина 250
Pomoshtitsa Помощица 120
Sadina Садина 1,117
Slavyanovo Славяново 861
Svetlen Светлен 1,208
Trastika Тръстика 311
Velikden Великден Future village
Voditsa Водица 796
Zavetno Заветно 114
Zaraevo Зараево 981
Zvezda Звезда 204
Zahari Stoyanovo Захари Стояново 374
Total 31,479

Demography[edit]

The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades. Since 1992 Popovo Municipality has comprised the former municipalities of Sadina and Voditsa and the numbers in the table reflect this unification.

Popovo Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 35,802 33,252 40,968 36,208 33,558 32,559 31,479 28,775
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 18531 74.6%
Turks 4556 18.3%
Roma (Gypsy) 959 3.9%
Other 155 0.6%
Undeclared 631 2.5%

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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. ^ 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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