Lyaskovets Municipality

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Lyaskovets Municipality

Община Лясковец
Municipality
Lyaskovets Municipality within Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo Province.
Lyaskovets Municipality within Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo Province.
Coordinates: 43°6′N 25°45′E / 43.100°N 25.750°E / 43.100; 25.750Coordinates: 43°6′N 25°45′E / 43.100°N 25.750°E / 43.100; 25.750
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Veliko Tarnovo
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Lyaskovets
Area
 • Total117.54 km2 (45.38 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total13,677
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Lyaskovets Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Лясковец) is a municipality (obshtina) in Veliko Tarnovo Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located in the transition between the Danubian Plain and the area of the so-called Fore-Balkan. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Lyaskovets.

The municipality embraces a territory of 117.54 km² with a population of 13,677 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The main road E772 crosses the area centrally, connecting the province centre of Veliko Tarnovo with the city of Targovishte and the eastern operating part of Hemus motorway.

Settlements[edit]

Lyaskovets Municipality includes the following 6 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Lyaskovets Лясковец 8,277
Dobri Dyal Добри дял 1,168
Dragizhevo Драгижево 800
Dzhulunitsa Джулюница 1,900
Kozarevets Козаревец 915
Merdanya Мерданя 617
Total 13,677

Demography[edit]

The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades.

Lyaskovets Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 19,454 18,326 17,479 15,570 14,282 13,915 13,677 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[7]

Religion[edit]

According to the latest Bulgarian census of 2011, the religious composition, among those who answered the optional question on religious identification, was the following:

Religious composition of Lyaskovets Municipality [8]
Orthodox Christianity
85.9%
Catholicism
0.3%
Protestantism
0.7%
Islam
3.3%
No religion
4.7%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
5.1%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009 Archived 2010-11-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived 2010-11-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants - December 2009
  4. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 1000-5000 inhabitants - December 2009
  5. ^ National Statistical Institute - Census 2001[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  7. ^ "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  8. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.

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