Silistra Municipality within Bulgaria and Silistra Province.
|Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)||Silistra|
|• Total||515.89 km2 (199.19 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2009)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Silistra Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Силистра) is a municipality (obshtina) in Silistra Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located along the right bank of Danube river, in the Danubian Plain, bounded by Romania to the northeast and north beyond the river. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Silistra which is also the capital of the province.
Aside from the historical heritage of the main town, the area is best known with the Srebarna Nature Reserve around the lake of the same name. The main roads I-7, II-21 and II-71 crosses the municipality, connecting the province centre of Silistra with the cities of Shumen, Ruse and Dobrich.
Silistra Municipality includes the following 19 places (towns are shown in bold):
|Polkovnik Lambrinovo||Полковник Ламбриново||109|
|Profesor Ishirkovo||Професор Иширково||1,171|
The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades. Since 1992 Silistra Municipality has comprised the former municipality of Profesor Ishirkovo and the numbers in the table reflect this unification.
|Sources: Census 2001, Census 2011, „pop-stat.mashke.org“,|
- (Bulgarian)Characterization of Silistra Province
- (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
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 5,000-20,000 inhabitants - December 2009
- National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
- "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
- Official website (Bulgarian)