Location of Lovech Province in Bulgaria
|• Governor||Georgi Terziyski|
|• Total||4,128 km2 (1,594 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2011)|
|• Density||34/km2 (89/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Lovech Province (Bulgarian: Област Ловеч, transliterated Oblast Lovech, former name Lovech okrug) is one of the 28 provinces of Bulgaria, lying at the northern centre of the country. It is named after its main city - Lovech. As of December 2009, the population of the area is 151,153.
The Lovech province (област, oblast) contains eight municipalities (singular: oбщина, obshtina - plural: общини, obshtini). The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and Cyrillic, the main town or village (in bold), and the population as of December 2009.
The Lovech province had a population of 169,951 according to a 2001 census, of which 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. As of the end of 2009, the population of the province, announced by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, numbered 151,153 of which 29.4% are inhabitants aged over 60 years.
The following table represents the change of the population in the province after World War II:
|Sources: National Statistical Institute, „Census 2001“, „Census 2011“, „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??|
Total population (2011 census): 141 422
Ethnic groups (2011 census): Identified themselves: 130 180 persons:
- Bulgarians: 118 346 (90,91%)
- Roma: 5 705 (4,38%)
- Turks: 4 337 (3,33%)
- Others and indefinable: 1 792 (1,38%)
A further 11,000 persons in the Province did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census
In the 2001 census, 167,877 people of the population of 169,951 of Lovech Province identified themselves as belonging to one of the following ethnic groups (with percentage of total population):
In the 2001 census, 168,307 people of the population of 169,951 of Lovech Province identified one of the following as their mother tongue (with percentage of total population): 154,157 Bulgarian ( 90.7%), 6,994 Turkish ( 4.1%), 6,033 Roma (Gypsy) ( 3.5%), and 1,123 other ( 0.7%).
Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census:
|Religion not mentioned||10,739||6.32%|
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009 Archived 2010-11-13 at the Wayback Machine.
- (in English) „WorldCityPopulation“
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived 2010-11-13 at the Wayback Machine.
- (in Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Population by age in 2009
- Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute Archived 2013-04-05 at WebCite (in Bulgarian)
- (in Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Ethnic Group from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
- (in Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Mother Tongue from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
- (in Bulgarian) Religious adherence in Bulgaria - census 2001
- Provinces of Bulgaria
- Municipalities of Bulgaria
- List of cities and towns in Bulgaria
- List of villages in Lovech Province