Ruse Municipality

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Ruse Municipality
Община Русе
Municipality
Ruse Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.
Ruse Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.
Coordinates: 43°49′N 26°1′E / 43.817°N 26.017°E / 43.817; 26.017Coordinates: 43°49′N 26°1′E / 43.817°N 26.017°E / 43.817; 26.017
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Ruse
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Ruse
Area
 • Total 469.17 km2 (181.15 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 175,210
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ruse Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Русе) is a municipality (obshtina) in Ruse Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located along the right bank of Danube river in the Danubian Plain. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Ruse which is also a capital of the province.

The municipality embraces a territory of 469.17 km² with a population of 175,210 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

Apart from the cultural heritage of the main city, the area is best known with the Danube Bridge, the only bridge over the Danube in Bulgaria as of 2011.

The main roads E85, E70 and II-21 crosses the municipality, connecting the province centre of Ruse with the cities of Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Razgrad and Silistra.

Settlements[edit]

Slivo Pole
Borovo
Byala
Vetovo
Dve Mogili
Ivanovo
Tsenovo
Ruse Municipality within Ruse Province

Ruse Municipality includes the following 14 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Ruse Русе 156,509
Basarabovo Басарбово 1,349
Bazan Бъзън 1,221
Chervena Voda Червена вода 1,529
Dolno Ablanovo Долно Абланово 214
Hotantsa Хотанца 823
Marten Мартен 3,691
Nikolovo Николово 3,004
Novo Selo Ново село 1,176
Prosena Просена 634
Sandrovo Сандрово 1,308
Semerdzhievo Семерджиево 1,132
Tetovo Тетово 2,303
Yastrebovo Ястребово 317
Total 175,210

Demography[edit]

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

Ruse Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 170,561 195,237 191,375 178,435 175,935 174,627 175,210 ...
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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