Ivanovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.
|Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)||Ivanovo|
|• Total||495.45 km2 (191.29 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2009)|
|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.
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 atural park.
Ivanovo Municipality includes the following 13 places (towns are shown in bold):
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.
|Sources: Census 2001, Census 2011, „pop-stat.mashke.org“,|
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
- (Bulgarian) Ivanovo official web site
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants - December 2009
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 1000-5000 inhabitants - December 2009
- (English)National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
- "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
- Ivanovo municipality website (Bulgarian)