Topolovgrad Municipality

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Topolovgrad Municipality
Община Тополовград
Municipality
Topolovgrad Municipality within Bulgaria and Haskovo Province.
Topolovgrad Municipality within Bulgaria and Haskovo Province.
Coordinates: 42°5′N 26°20′E / 42.083°N 26.333°E / 42.083; 26.333Coordinates: 42°5′N 26°20′E / 42.083°N 26.333°E / 42.083; 26.333
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Haskovo
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Topolovgrad
Area
 • Total 710.9 km2 (274.5 sq mi)
Population (February 2011)[1]
 • Total 11,681
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website www.topolovgrad.net

Topolovgrad Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Тополовград) is a municipality (obshtina) in Haskovo Province, Southeastern Bulgaria. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Topolovgrad.

The municipality has a territory of 710.9 km²[2] with a population of 11,681 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census.[1] The municipality is located mostly on the right bank of the Tundzha river, with the Sakar mountain taking up a large part of its territory. Topolovgrad municipality has a short border with Turkey to the south.

Settlements[edit]

Topolovgrad Municipality includes the following 21 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[1](Bulgarian) (February 201)
Topolovgrad Тополовград 5,588
Balgarska polyana Българска поляна 189
Vladimirovo Владимирово 35
Dobroselets Доброселец 138
Kamenna reka Каменна река 91
Kapitan Petko voyvoda Капитан Петко войвода 151
Knyazhevo Княжево 357
Mramor Мрамор 427
Oreshnik Орешник 577
Orlov dol Орлов дол 485
Planinovo Планиново 38
Prisadets Присадец 9
Radovets Радовец 718
Sakartsi Сакарци 11
Svetlina Светлина 152
Sinapovo Синапово 537
Srem Срем 459
Ustrem Устрем 999
Filipovo Филипово 14
Hlyabovo Хлябово 656
Chukarovo Чукарово 50
Total 11,681

Demography[edit]

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

Topolovgrad Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 23,910 20,986 19,075 15,414 13,997 13,265 12,479 11,681
Sources: Census 2001,[1] Census 2011,[3] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[4]

Ethnic composition[edit]

According to the 2011 census,[5] among those who answered the optional question on ethnic identification, the ethnic composition of the municipality was the following:

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgarians 10,049 90.3%
Turks 27 0.2%
Roma (Gypsy) 982 8.8%
Others 41 0.4%
Undeclared 30 0.3%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Population by province, municipality, settlement and age by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)
  2. ^ Yearbook of the municipalities in Bulgaria: Topolovgrad Municipality (Bulgarian)
  3. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  4. ^ "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  5. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)

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