Berkovitsa Municipality

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Berkovitsa Municipality
Община Берковица
Municipality
Stara Planina as seen from Berkovitsa
Stara Planina as seen from Berkovitsa
Berkovitsa Municipality within Bulgaria and Montana Province.
Berkovitsa Municipality within Bulgaria and Montana Province.
Coordinates: 43°15′N 23°8′E / 43.250°N 23.133°E / 43.250; 23.133Coordinates: 43°15′N 23°8′E / 43.250°N 23.133°E / 43.250; 23.133
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Montana
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Berkovitsa
Area
 • Total 470 km2 (180 sq mi)
Population (Census February 2011)[1]
 • Total 18,503
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Berkovitsa Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Берковица) is a municipality (obshtina) in Montana Province, Northwestern Bulgaria, located in the area of the so-called Fore-Balkan to the northern slopes of the western Stara planina mountain. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Berkovitsa.

The municipality embraces a territory of 470 km² with a population of 18,503 inhabitants, as of February 2011.[1]

Todorini Kukli peak (1,785 m (5,856 ft)) is located in the southeastern part of the area almost on the very border with Varshets Municipality.

Settlements[edit]

Berkovitsa Municipality includes the following 20 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Berkovitsa Берковица 13,917
Balyuvitsa Балювица 74
Bistrilitsa Бистрилица 194
Bokilovtsi Бокиловци 123
Borovtsi Боровци 818
Barziya Бързия 1,486
Chereshovitsa Черешовица 86
Gaganitsa Гаганица 372
Komarevo Комарево 87
Kostentsi Костенци 98
Kotenovtsi Котеновци 152
Leskovets Лесковец 70
Mezdreya Мездрея 241
Pesochnitsa Песочница 55
Parlichevo Пърличево
Rashovitsa Рашовица 5
Slatina Слатина 268
Tsvetkova Bara Цветкова бара 25
Yagodovo Ягодово 182
Zamfirovo Замфирово 1,301
Total 19,642

Demography[edit]

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

Berkovitsa Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 28,639 26,565 24,992 22,664 20,812 20,277 19,642 18,503
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[1] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[6]

Economy[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Berkovitsa railway station

Berkovitsa has a terminus railway station. It is connected to Montana and has access to the railway connecting Vidin and Vratsa. There is infrequent passenger traffic.

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