Ivanovo Municipality

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Ivanovo Municipality
Община Иваново
Rocks in Rusenski Lom Nature Park
Rocks in Rusenski Lom Nature Park
Ivanovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.
Ivanovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.
Coordinates: 43°41′N 25°57′E / 43.683°N 25.950°E / 43.683; 25.950Coordinates: 43°41′N 25°57′E / 43.683°N 25.950°E / 43.683; 25.950
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Ruse
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Ivanovo
 • Total 495.45 km2 (191.29 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 10,339
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Ivanovo Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Иваново) is a municipality (obshtina) in Ruse Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located along the right bank of Danube river in the Danubian Plain. It is named after its administrative centre - the village of Ivanovo.

The municipality embraces a territory of 495.45 km² with a population of 10,339 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The area is best known with the Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other important sights in the municipality include the medieval Bulgarian fortress of Cherven, which reached its apogee in the 13th and 14th centuries and features a well-preserved keep from the 14th century, and the Rusenski Lom Nature Park.

The population is predominantly Bulgarian (83.5%), with Turkish (9.4%), Romani (5.9%) and other minorities (1.2%, mostly Tatars in the village of Trastenik).[2]

The main road E85 crosses the area from south to north, connecting the province centre of Ruse with the cities of Veliko Tarnovo and respectively Pleven and Sofia.


Ivanovo Municipality within Ruse Province

Ivanovo Municipality includes the following 13 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[3][4][5]
(December 2009)
Ivanovo Иваново 912
Bozhichen Божичен 175
Cherven Червен 283
Koshov Кошов 356
Krasen Красен 738
Mechka Мечка 690
Nisovo Нисово 129
Pirgovo Пиргово 1,949
Svalenik Сваленик 975
Shtraklevo Щръклево 2,510
Tabachka Табачка 132
Trastenik Тръстениик 1,362
Tserovets Церовец 128
Total 10,339


The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades. Since 1992 Ivanovo Municipality has comprised the former municipality of Shtraklevo and the numbers in the table reflect this unification.

Ivanovo Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 11,994 9,872 14,801 11,092 11,229 10,919 10,339 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[6] Census 2011,[7] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[8]

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