Glavinitsa

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Glavinitsa

Главиница
Glavinitsa is located in Bulgaria
Glavinitsa
Glavinitsa
Location of Glavinitsa
Coordinates: 43°55′N 26°50′E / 43.917°N 26.833°E / 43.917; 26.833
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Silistra
Government
 • MayorNasuf Nasuf
Elevation
150 m (490 ft)
Population
 (December 2018)[1]
 • TotalDecrease 1,341
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
7630
Area code(s)08581

Glavinitsa (Bulgarian: Главиница, pronounced [ɡləˈvinit͡sə]; also transliterated Glavinica or Glavinitza) is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Silistra Province. It is the administrative centre of Glavinitsa Municipality, which lies in the southwestern part of Silistra Province, in the historical region of Southern Dobruja. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 1,928 inhabitants.[1]

Glavinitsa is located in the eastern Danubian Plain, on the road between Dulovo and Tutrakan. Its old name (until 1942) was Asvatköy. Glavinitsa was proclaimed a town on 5 September 1984.

Glavinitsa Peak on Fallières Coast in Antarctica is named after the village.[2]

Population[edit]

As of December 2018, the town of Glavinitsa has a dwindling population of 1,341 people, down from its peak of 2,583 people in 1985. The municipality of Glavinitsa has 9,897 inhabitants at the same time.

The town of Glavinitsa has a mixed population, with ethnic Bulgarians constituting 64% of the population, followed by ethnic Bulgaria with 29% and Romani people with 7%. Orthodox Christianity is the largest faith, followed by Islam.

Municipality[edit]

Glavinitsa municipality includes the following 23 places:

The population consists mostly of Bulgarians and Turks. There are 5 churches, 3 chapels and 17 mosques.

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Coordinates: 43°55′N 26°50′E / 43.917°N 26.833°E / 43.917; 26.833