Provadia Municipality

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Provadia Municipality

Община Провадия
Municipality
Provadia Municipality within Bulgaria and Varna Province.
Provadia Municipality within Bulgaria and Varna Province.
Coordinates: 43°10′N 27°24′E / 43.167°N 27.400°E / 43.167; 27.400Coordinates: 43°10′N 27°24′E / 43.167°N 27.400°E / 43.167; 27.400
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Varna
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Provadia
Area
 • Total576.6 km2 (222.6 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total23,045
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Provadia Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Провадия) is a municipality (obshtina) in Varna Province, Northeastern Bulgaria. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Provadia.

The municipality embraces a territory of 576.6 km² with a population, as of December 2009, of 23,045 inhabitants.[1]

Settlements[edit]

Provadia Municipality includes the following 25 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Provadia Провадия 12,901
Blaskovo Блъсково 1,354
Bozveliysko Бозвелийско 1,296
Barzitsa Бързица 270
Chayka Чайка 94
Cherkovna Черковна 240
Chernook Черноок 247
Dobrina Добрина 256
Gradinarovo Градинарово 801
Hrabrovo Храброво 439
Kiten Китен 52
Komarevo Комарево 463
Krivnya Кривня 400
Manastir Манастир 563
Nenovo Неново 69
Ovchaga Овчага 184
Petrov Dol Петров дол 344
Ravna Равна 179
Slaveykovo Славейково 476
Snezhina Снежина 570
Staroselets Староселец 62
Tutrakantsi Тутраканци 249
Venchan Венчан 338
Zhitnitsa Житница 950
Zlatina Златина 248
Total 23,045

Demography[edit]

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

Provadia Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 31,461 28,893 28,414 25,718 24,573 23,747 23,045 ...
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 Provadia Municipality [8]
Orthodox Christianity
61.6%
Catholicism
0.4%
Protestantism
0.8%
Islam
10.5%
No religion
10.2%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
16.5%

A majority of the population of Provadia Municipality identify themselves as Christians. At the 2011 census, 61.6% of respondents identified as Orthodox Christians belonging to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
  2. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  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
  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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