Venets Municipality

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Venets Municipality
Община Венец
Municipality
Venets Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Venets Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Coordinates: 43°32′N 26°54′E / 43.533°N 26.900°E / 43.533; 26.900Coordinates: 43°32′N 26°54′E / 43.533°N 26.900°E / 43.533; 26.900
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Shumen
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Venets
Area
 • Total 222.56 km2 (85.93 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 6,905
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Venets Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Венец,Turkish: Köklüce) is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the Ludogorie geographical region, part of the Danubian Plain. It is named after its administrative centre - the village of Venets.

The municipality embraces a territory of 222.56 km² with a population of 6,905 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

Settlements[edit]

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

Venets Municipality includes the following 13 places, all of them are villages:

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Venets Венец 725
Bortsi Борци 540
Boyan Боян 412
Buynovitsa Буйновица 238
Chernoglavtsi Черноглавци 471
Dennitsa Денница 118
Drentsi Дренци 314
Gabritsa Габрица 441
Izgrev Изгрев 744
Kapitan Petko Капитан Петко 495
Osenovets Осеновец 382
Strahilitsa Страхилица 75
Yasenkovo Ясенково 1,950
Total 6,905

Demography[edit]

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

Venets Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 14,329 13,272 9,033 8,042 7,260 7,057 6,905 7137
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 122 1.9%
Turks 5707 89%
Roma (Gypsy) 506 7.9%
Other 3 0%
Undeclared 73 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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