Cherven Bryag Municipality

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Cherven Bryag Municipality
Община Червен бряг
Cherven Bryag Municipality within Bulgaria and Pleven Province.
Cherven Bryag Municipality within Bulgaria and Pleven Province.
Coordinates: 43°17′N 24°9′E / 43.283°N 24.150°E / 43.283; 24.150Coordinates: 43°17′N 24°9′E / 43.283°N 24.150°E / 43.283; 24.150
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Pleven
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Cherven Bryag
 • Total 584 km2 (225 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 30,524
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Cherven Bryag Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Червен бряг) is a municipality (obshtina) in Pleven Province, northwestern Bulgaria. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Cherven Bryag.[2] With a population of 30,524, as of December 2009,[1] it is the second largest municipality in the province.[3]

The municipality is located by the right side of the Iskar River, close to the inlet of Zlatna Panega River. It has area of 584 km2.[2]

It borders with Lukovit, Roman, Dolni Dabnik, Iskar, Knezha and Byala Slatina municipalities. The Sofia - Rousse highway and Sofia-Varna railroad pass through municipality.[3]

The municipality has 37 protected areas, including Kuklite ("The Dolls") rock formations on the lands of Resselets village; Kaleto tectonic ridge on the lands of Reselets village; Skoka waterfall on the lands of Reselets; Haydoushka cave near Deventsi; Sedlarkata Rock Bridge on the lands of Rakita; Neolithic settlements near Telish, Thracian settlements in Chomakovtsi, Roman cites near Resselets and Chomakovtsi.[3]


Settlement Cyrillic Postal code[3] Status Population[4][5][6]
(December 2009)
Breste Бресте 5992 village 440
Glava Глава 5985 village 1,397
Gornik Горник 5991 village 1,250
Deventsi Девенци 5995 village 775
Koynare Койнаре 5986 town 4,464
Lepitsa Лепица 5987 village 458
Radomirtsi Радомирци 5997 village 1,523
Rakita Ракита 5998 village 938
Reselets Реселец 5993 village 1,061
Ruptsi Рупци 5994 village 1,237
Suhache Сухаче 5988 village 751
Telish Телиш 5990 village 1,166
Cherven Bryag Червен бряг 5980 town,
Chomakovtsi Чомаковци 5989 village 1208
total 30,524


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

Cherven Bryag Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 45,044 43,088 40,876 35,562 32,157 31,281 30,524 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[7] Census 2011,[8] „“,[9]

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