Gabrovo Municipality

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Gabrovo Municipality
Община Габрово
Gabrovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Gabrovo Province.
Gabrovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Gabrovo Province.
Coordinates: 42°53′N 25°17′E / 42.883°N 25.283°E / 42.883; 25.283Coordinates: 42°53′N 25°17′E / 42.883°N 25.283°E / 42.883; 25.283
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Gabrovo
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Gabrovo
 • Total 555.57 km2 (214.51 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 67,501
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Gabrovo Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Габрово) is a municipality (obshtina) in Gabrovo Province, North-central Bulgaria, located on the northern slopes of the central Stara planina mountain to the area of the so-called Fore-Balkan. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Gabrovo which is also the capital of the province.

The municipality embraces a territory of 555.57 km² with a population of 67,501 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

Aside from the rich cultural landmarks of the main city, the area is best known with the beautifully preserved architectural reserve of Bozhentsi village and the north approach to Shipka Pass which was a noted place of the Bulgarian history and one of the main transport connections between the north and south parts of Bulgaria and the Balkan peninsula.


(towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)


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

Gabrovo Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 85,932 90,032 84,333 74,949 70,537 69,248 67,501 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „“,[7]

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