Varshets Municipality

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Varshets Municipality

Община Вършец
Varshets Municipality within Bulgaria and Montana Province.
Varshets Municipality within Bulgaria and Montana Province.
Coordinates: 43°12′N 23°18′E / 43.200°N 23.300°E / 43.200; 23.300Coordinates: 43°12′N 23°18′E / 43.200°N 23.300°E / 43.200; 23.300
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Montana
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Varshets
 • Total240 km2 (90 sq mi)
(Census February 2011)[1]
 • Total8,108
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Varshets Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Вършец) is a municipality (obshtina) in Montana Province, Northwestern Bulgaria, located on the northern slopes of the western Stara planina mountain to the area of the so-called Fore-Balkan. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Varshets.

The municipality embraces a territory of 240 km² with a population of 8,108 inhabitants, as of February 2011.[1]

Todorini Kukli peak (1,785 m (5,856 ft)) is located in the southwestern part of the area almost on the very border with Berkovitsa Municipality.


Varshets Municipality includes the following 9 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Varshets Вършец 6,538
Cherkaski Черкаски 316
Dolna Bela Rechka Долна Бела речка 99
Dolno Ozirovo Долно Озирово 477
Draganitsa Драганица 260
Gorna Bela Rechka Горна Бела речка 83
Gorno Ozirovo Горно Озирово 382
Spanchevtsi Спанчевци 367
Stoyanovo Стояново 81
Total 8,605


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

Varshets Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 12,119 11,453 11,062 9,870 9,031 8,860 8,605 8,108
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[1] „“,[6]

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