Veliko Tarnovo Municipality

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Veliko Tarnovo Municipality

Община Велико Търново
Veliko Tarnovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo Province.
Veliko Tarnovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo Province.
Coordinates: 43°2′N 25°38′E / 43.033°N 25.633°E / 43.033; 25.633Coordinates: 43°2′N 25°38′E / 43.033°N 25.633°E / 43.033; 25.633
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Veliko Tarnovo
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Veliko Tarnovo
 • Total883 km2 (341 sq mi)
(December 2009)[1]
 • Total88,724
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Veliko Tarnovo Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Велико Търново) is a municipality (obshtina) in Veliko Tarnovo Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located mostly in the so-called Fore-Balkan area north of Stara planina mountain. It is named after its administrative centre - the old capital of the country, the city of Veliko Tarnovo which is also the main town of the province.

The municipality embraces a territory of 883 km² with a population of 88,724 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The area is a crossroads of two of the major transport corridors in Bulgaria - road E772 which connects the capital of Sofia with the port of Varna and road E85 which connects the city of Ruse on Danube river with Shipka pass. The Hemus motorway is planned to cross the municipality north of its main town.


(towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)


The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades. Since 1992 Veliko Tarnovo Municipality has comprised the former municipality of Kilifarevo and the numbers in the table reflect this unification.

Veliko Tarnovo Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 85,233 93,219 93,796 90,504 88,854 88,661 88,724 88,670
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „“,[7]

Ethnic composition[edit]

According to the 2011 census, among those who answered the optional question on ethnic identification, the ethnic composition of the municipality was the following:

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgarians 75570 93.9%
Turks 3681 4.6%
Roma (Gypsy) 595 0.7%
Other 350 0.4%
Undeclared 313 0.4%


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