Kaspichan Municipality

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Kaspichan Municipality
Община Каспичан
Kaspichan Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Kaspichan Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Coordinates: 43°17′N 27°7′E / 43.283°N 27.117°E / 43.283; 27.117Coordinates: 43°17′N 27°7′E / 43.283°N 27.117°E / 43.283; 27.117
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Shumen
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Kaspichan
 • Total 275.06 km2 (106.20 sq mi)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 8,871
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Kaspichan Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Каспичан) is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria. It is named after its administrative centre, the town of Kaspichan.

The municipality embraces a territory of 279 km² with a population of 8,871 inhabitants as of December 2009.[1] The area is crossed from east to west by the eastern operating section of Hemus motorway which is planned to connect the port of Varna with the capital Sofia.


Kaspichan Municipality includes the following 9 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Kaspichan Каспичан 3,260
Kaspichan (village) Каспичан 1,602
Kosovo Косово 387
Kyulevcha Кюлевча 496
Markovo Марково 792
Mogila Могила 408
Pliska Плиска 1,051
Varbyane Върбяне 288
Zlatna niva Златна нива 587
Total 8,871


The following table illustrates the population change over the last four decades.

Kaspichan Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 14,418 13,154 10,483 9,808 9,405 9,219 8,871 7,916
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[7]

Ethnic composition[edit]

According to the 2011 census, among those who answered the optional question on ethnic identification, the ethnic composition of the municipality was the following:

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgarians 4,935 67.3%
Turks 1,073 14.6%
Roma (Gypsy) 925 12.6%
Others 292 4%
Undeclared 103 1.4%

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