Varna Municipality

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Varna Municipality
Община Варна
Municipality
Varna Municipality within Bulgaria and Varna Province.
Varna Municipality within Bulgaria and Varna Province.
Coordinates: 43°11′N 27°52′E / 43.183°N 27.867°E / 43.183; 27.867Coordinates: 43°11′N 27°52′E / 43.183°N 27.867°E / 43.183; 27.867
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Varna
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Varna
Area
 • Total 237.5 km2 (91.7 sq mi)
Population (Census 2011)[1]
 • Total 343,704
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Varna Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Варна) is a seaside municipality (obshtina) in Varna Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and near Varna lake. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Varna - which is also the capital of the homonymous province.

The municipality embraces a territory of 237.5 km² with a population, as of February 2011, of 343,704 inhabitants, the nation's second largest municipality after the capital Sofia.[1]

Settlements[edit]

Capital city marker.svg
Varna
Aksakovo
Avren
Beloslav
Byala
Vetrino
Valchi Dol
Dolni Chiflik
Devnya
Dalgopol
Provadiya
Suvorovo
Varna Municipality within Varna Province

Varna Municipality includes the following 6 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Varna Варна 320,837
Kazashko Казашко 345
Kamenar Каменар 2,447
Konstantinovo Константиново 1,356
Topoli Тополи 3,040
Zvezditsa Звездица 1148
Total 329,173

Demography[edit]

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

Varna Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 257,254 308,053 315,336 320,668 319,800 322,114 329,173 343,704
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 290780 93.4%
Turks 11089 3.6%
Roma (Gypsy) 3535 1.1%
Other 3481 1.1%
Undeclared 2315 0.7%

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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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