Byala Municipality, Ruse Province

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Byala Municipality
Община Бяла
Byala Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.
Byala Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.
Coordinates: 43°26′N 25°43′E / 43.433°N 25.717°E / 43.433; 25.717Coordinates: 43°26′N 25°43′E / 43.433°N 25.717°E / 43.433; 25.717
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Ruse
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Byala
 • Total 341 km2 (132 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 14,962
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Byala Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Бяла) is a municipality (obshtina) in Ruse Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located in the Danubian Plain about 20 km southeast of Danube river. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Byala.

The municipality embraces a territory of 341 km² with a population of 14,962 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The area is crossroads of some of the main directions in the country - road E85, road E83, I-51 and I-52, which connect the province centre of Ruse with the cities of Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Svishtov and respectively the country capital of Sofia and Shipka pass. Yantra river flows through the area from south to north.


Byala Municipality includes the following 11 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Byala Бяла 9,015
Bistrentsi Бистренци 395
Bosilkovtsi Босилковци 669
Botrov Ботров 319
Dryanovets Дряновец 748
Koprivets Копривец 884
Lom Cherkovna Лом Черковна 462
Pet Kladentsi Пет кладенци 64
Peychinovo Пейчиново 343
Polsko Kosovo Полско Косово 1,686
Starmen Стърмен 377
Total 14,962


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

Byala Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 21,655 20,261 19,348 17,004 16,040 15,533 14,962 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „“,[7]

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