Silistra Municipality

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Silistra Municipality
Община Силистра
Municipality
Silistra Municipality within Bulgaria and Silistra Province.
Silistra Municipality within Bulgaria and Silistra Province.
Coordinates: 44°2′N 27°13′E / 44.033°N 27.217°E / 44.033; 27.217Coordinates: 44°2′N 27°13′E / 44.033°N 27.217°E / 44.033; 27.217
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Silistra
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Silistra
Area[1]
 • Total 515.89 km2 (199.19 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[2]
 • Total 54,885
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Silistra Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Силистра) is a municipality (obshtina) in Silistra Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located along the right bank of Danube river, in the Danubian Plain, bounded by Romania to the northeast and north beyond the river. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Silistra which is also the capital of the province.

The municipality embraces a territory of 515.89[1] km² with a population of 54,885 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[2]

Aside from the historical heritage of the main town, the area is best known with the Srebarna Nature Reserve around the lake of the same name. The main roads I-7, II-21 and II-71 crosses the municipality, connecting the province centre of Silistra with the cities of Shumen, Ruse and Dobrich.

Settlements[edit]

Tutrakan
Dulovo
Alfatar
Glavinitsa
Kaynardzha
Sitovo
Silistra Municipality within Silistra Province

Silistra Municipality includes the following 19 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[3][4][5]
(December 2009)[6]
(December 2009)
Silistra Силистра 37,837
Aydemir Айдемир 6,655
Babuk Бабук 580
Bogorovo Богорово 82
Bradvari Брадвари 1,022
Balgarka Българка 150
Glavan Главан 104
Kazimir Казимир 138
Kalipetrovo Калипетрово 4,592
Polkovnik Lambrinovo Полковник Ламбриново 109
Popkralevo Попкралево 83
Profesor Ishirkovo Професор Иширково 1,171
Smilets Смилец 439
Sratsimir Срацимир 327
Srebarna Сребърна 689
Sarpovo Сърпово 56
Tsenovich Ценович 53
Vetren Ветрен 217
Yordanovo Йорданово 581
Total 54,885

Demography[edit]

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

Silistra Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 63,738 71,173 71,889 61,942 57,802 56,422 54,885 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[7] Census 2011,[8] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Bulgarian)Characterization of Silistra Province
  2. ^ a b (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
  3. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  4. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants - December 2009
  5. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 1000-5000 inhabitants - December 2009
  6. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 5,000-20,000 inhabitants - December 2009
  7. ^ National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
  8. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  9. ^ "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 

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