Veliki Preslav Municipality

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Veliki Preslav Municipality
Община Велики Преслав
Municipality
Veliki Preslav Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Veliki Preslav Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Coordinates: 43°10′N 26°49′E / 43.167°N 26.817°E / 43.167; 26.817Coordinates: 43°10′N 26°49′E / 43.167°N 26.817°E / 43.167; 26.817
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Shumen
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Veliki Preslav
Area
 • Total 277.65 km2 (107.20 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 15,292
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Veliki Preslav Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Велики Преслав, former name Preslav Municipality) is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the area of the so-called Fore-Balkan north of the eastern part of the Stara planina mountains. It is named after its administrative centre, the town of Veliki Preslav, which was one of the ancient capitals of Bulgaria.

The municipality embraces a territory of 277.65 km² with a population of 15,292 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

Settlements[edit]

Kaspichan
Novi Pazar
Smyadovo
Varbitsa
Kaolinovo
Hitrino
Venets
Nikola Kozlevo
Veliki Preslav Municipality within Shumen Province

Veliki Preslav Municipality includes the following 12 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Veliki Preslav Велики Преслав 8,951
Dragoevo Драгоево 983
Khan Krum Хан Крум 387
Imrenchevo Имренчево 422
Kochovo Кочово 777
Milanovo Миланово 623
Mostich Мостич 344
Mokresh Мокреш 310
Osmar Осмар 364
Suha Reka Суха река 112
Troitsa Троица 765
Zlatar Златар 1,254
Total 15,292

Demography[edit]

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

Veliki Preslav Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 21,565 19,945 17,682 16,276 15,855 15,603 15,292 13,382
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 7936 65%
Turks 3078 25.2%
Roma (Gypsy) 943 7.7%
Other 157 1.3%
Undeclared 98 0.8%

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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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