Shabla Municipality

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Shabla Municipality
Община Шабла
Municipality
Shabla Municipality within Bulgaria and Dobrich Province.
Shabla Municipality within Bulgaria and Dobrich Province.
Coordinates: 43°36′N 28°31′E / 43.600°N 28.517°E / 43.600; 28.517Coordinates: 43°36′N 28°31′E / 43.600°N 28.517°E / 43.600; 28.517
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Dobrich
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Shabla
Area
 • Total 329.64 km2 (127.27 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 5,580
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Shabla Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Шабла) is a municipality (obshtina) in Dobrich Province, Bulgaria, located in the north-easternmost part of the country on the Northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast in Southern Dobruja geographical region, bounded by Romania to the north. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Shabla.

The municipality embraces a territory of 329.64 km² with a population of 5,580 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The area is best known with Cape Shabla - Bulgaria's easternmost point as well as the natural reserve of Durankulak Lake. The main road E87 crosses the municipality connecting the port of Varna with the Romanian port of Konstanza.

Settlements[edit]

Balchik
Kavarna
Tervel
Krushari
General Toshevo
Dobrichka
Shabla Municipality within Dobrich Province

Shabla Municipality includes the following 16 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Shabla Шабла 3,586
Bozhanovo Божаново 15
Chernomortsi Черноморци 80
Durankulak Дуранкулак 455
Ezerets Езерец 183
Gorichane Горичане 95
Gorun Горун 105
Granichar Граничар 163
Krapets Крапец 378
Prolez Пролез 56
Smin Смин 78
Staevtsi Стаевци 8
Tvarditsa Твърдица 11
Tyulenovo Тюленово 59
Vaklino Ваклино 195
Zahari Stoyanovo Захари Стояново 113
Total 5,580
Cape Shabla Lighthouse - The easternmost point of Bulgaria.

Demography[edit]

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

Shabla Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 9,261 8,375 7,508 6,380 5,959 5,759 5,580 ...
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. ^ 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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