Novi Pazar Municipality
|Novi Pazar Municipality
Община Нови пазар
Novi Pazar Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
|Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)||Novi Pazar|
|• Total||317.65 km2 (122.65 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2009)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Novi Pazar Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Нови пазар) is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located between Ludogorie and Provadia Plateau, not far from South Dobrudzha geographical region. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Novi Pazar.
The municipality embraces a territory of 318 km² with a population of 18,476 inhabitants, as of December 2009. The southernmost part of the area is crossed by the eastern operating section of Hemus motorway which is planned to connect the port of Varna with the country capital – Sofia.
Novi Pazar Municipality includes the following 16 places (towns are shown in bold):
|Novi Pazar||Нови Пазар||12,673|
|Stoyan Mihaylovski||Стоян Михайловски||824|
|Zaychino Oreshe||Зайчино Ореше||229|
The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades.
|Novi Pazar Municipality|
|Sources: Census 2001, Census 2011, „pop-stat.mashke.org“,|
According to the 2011 census, among those who answered the optional question on ethnic identification, the ethnic composition of the municipality was the following:
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
- (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
- National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
- Population by province, municipality, settlement and age by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute
- Population of Bulgarian divisions
- Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)
- Official website (Bulgarian)