Targovishte Municipality

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Targovishte Municipality
Община Търговище
Municipality
Targovishte Municipality within Bulgaria and Targovishte Province.
Targovishte Municipality within Bulgaria and Targovishte Province.
Coordinates: 43°14′N 26°33′E / 43.233°N 26.550°E / 43.233; 26.550Coordinates: 43°14′N 26°33′E / 43.233°N 26.550°E / 43.233; 26.550
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Targovishte
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Targovishte
Area
 • Total 872 km2 (337 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 60,497
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Targovishte Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Търговище) is a municipality (obshtina) in Targovishte Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the transition between the Danubian Plain and the area of the so-called Fore-Balkan. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Targovishte which is also the capital of the province.

The municipality embraces a territory of 872 km² with a population of 60,497 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1] The Hemus motorway is planned to cross the area north of the main city.

Settlements[edit]

Omurtag


Popovo
Antonovo
Opaka
Targovishte Municipality within Targovishte Province

(towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)

Demography[edit]

The Church of the Holy Trinity in Vabel, Targovishte.

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

Targovishte Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 62,069 66,502 70,355 60,890 62,188 61,458 60,497 57,264
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 33229 62.4%
Turks 14883 28%
Roma (Gypsy) 3902 7.3%
Other 594 1.1%
Undeclared 602 1.1%

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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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