Vidin Municipality

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Vidin Municipality
Община Видин
Municipality
Vidin Municipality within Bulgaria and Vidin Province.
Vidin Municipality within Bulgaria and Vidin Province.
Coordinates: 43°59′N 22°48′E / 43.983°N 22.800°E / 43.983; 22.800Coordinates: 43°59′N 22°48′E / 43.983°N 22.800°E / 43.983; 22.800
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Vidin
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Vidin
Area
 • Total 501 km2 (193 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 66,126
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Vidin Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Видин) is a municipality (obshtina) in Vidin Province, Northwestern Bulgaria, located along the right bank of Danube river in the Danubian Plain. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Vidin which is also the capital of the province.

The municipality embraces a territory of 501 km² with a population of 66,126 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The main road E79 crosses the area, connecting the province centre of Vidin with the city of Montana and respectively with the western operating part of Hemus motorway.

Settlements[edit]

Chuprene
Belogradchik
Boynitsa
Bregovo
Gramada
Dimovo
Kula
Makresh
Novo Selo
Ruzhintsi
Vidin Municipality within Vidin Province

Vidin Municipality includes the following 34 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Vidin Видин 49,471
Akatsievo Акациево 112
Antimovo Антимово 616
Bela Rada Бела Рада 608
Botevo Ботево 82
Bukovets Буковец 772
Dinkovitsa Динковица 152
Dolni Boshnyak Долни Бошняк 77
Druzhba Дружба 220
Dunavtsi Дунавци 2,743
Gaytantsi Гайтанци 118
General Marinovo Генерал Мариново 185
Gomotartsi Гомотарци 798
Gradets Градец 1,476
Ivanovtsi Ивановци 113
Inovo Иново 735
Kalenik Каленик 279
Kapitanovtsi Капитановци 1,186
Koshava Кошава 415
Kutovo Кутово 837
Mayor Uzunovo Майор Узуново 334
Novoseltsi Новоселци 879
Peshakovo Пешаково
Plakuder Плакудер 94
Pokrayna Покрайна 1,301
Ruptsi Рупци 165
Sinagovtsi Синаговци 430
Slana Bara Слана бара 537
Slanotran Сланотрън 595
Tarnyane Търняне 166
Tsar Simeonovo Цар Симеоново 115
Voynitsa Войница 123
Vartop Въртоп 97
Zheglitsa Жеглица 194
Total 66,126

Demography[edit]

The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades. Since 1992 Vidin Municipality has comprised the former municipality of Dunavtsi and the numbers in the table reflect this unification.

Vidin Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 76,522 82,147 85,963 77,500 71,222 68,302 66,126 63,257
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:[8]

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgarians 54546 92.4%
Turks 66 0.1%
Roma (Gypsy) 3753 6.4%
Other 322 0.5%
Undeclared 345 0.6%

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. ^ (English)National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
  6. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  7. ^ "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  8. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)

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