Devnya Municipality

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Devnya Municipality

Община Девня
Municipality
Devnya Municipality within Bulgaria and Varna Province.
Devnya Municipality within Bulgaria and Varna Province.
Coordinates: 43°13′N 27°35′E / 43.217°N 27.583°E / 43.217; 27.583Coordinates: 43°13′N 27°35′E / 43.217°N 27.583°E / 43.217; 27.583
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Varna
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Devnya
Area
 • Total100.98 km2 (38.99 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total9,234
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Devnya Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Девня) is a municipality (obshtina) in Varna Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, not far from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Devnya.

The municipality embraces a territory of 100.98 km² with a population, as of December 2009, of 9,234 inhabitants.[1] The area is crossed by the east operating part of Hemus motorway which is planned to connect the port of Varna with the country capital - Sofia.

Settlements[edit]

Devnya Municipality includes the following 3 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Devnya Девня 8,383
Kipra Кипра 509
Padina Падина 342
Total 9,234

Demography[edit]

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

Devnya Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 13,138 10,153 9,390 9,683 9,018 9,132 9,234 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[7]

Religion[edit]

According to the latest Bulgarian census of 2011, the religious composition, among those who answered the optional question on religious identification, was the following:

Religious composition of Devnya Municipality [8]
Orthodox Christianity
77.8%
Catholicism
0.3%
Protestantism
1.2%
Islam
5.3%
No religion
5.3%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
10.1%

An overwhelming majority of the population of Devnya Municipality identify themselves as Christians. At the 2011 census, 77.8% of respondents identified as Orthodox Christians belonging to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants - December 2009
  4. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 1000-5000 inhabitants - December 2009
  5. ^ National Statistical Institute - Census 2001[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  7. ^ "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  8. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.

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