Zlataritsa Municipality

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Zlataritsa Municipality

Община Златарица
Municipality
Zlataritsa Municipality within Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo Province.
Zlataritsa Municipality within Bulgaria and Veliko Tarnovo Province.
Coordinates: 43°2′N 25°54′E / 43.033°N 25.900°E / 43.033; 25.900Coordinates: 43°2′N 25°54′E / 43.033°N 25.900°E / 43.033; 25.900
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Veliko Tarnovo
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Zlataritsa
Area
 • Total232.67 km2 (89.83 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total4,636
 • Density20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Zlataritsa Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Златарица) is a small municipality (obshtina) in Veliko Tarnovo Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located in the area of the so-called Pre-Balkan north of Stara planina mountain. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Zlataritsa.

The municipality embraces a territory of 232.67 km² with a population of 4,636 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The highest point in the area is Kulata peak with 901 m above the sea level.[2]

Settlements[edit]

Zlataritsa Municipality includes the following 24 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[3][4][5]
(December 2009)
Zlataritsa Златарица 2,558
Cheshma Чешма 10
Chistovo Чистово 4
Dedina Дедина 48
Dedintsi Дединци 11
Delova Mahala Делова махала 0
Dolno Shivachevo Долно Шивачево 55
Dalgi Pripek Дълги припек 61
Gorna Hadzhiyska Горна Хаджийска 3
Gorsko Novo Selo Горско Ново село 671
Kalaydzhii Калайджии 132
Novogortsi Новогорци 2
Ovoshtna Овощна 1
Ravnovo Равново 19
Razsoha Разсоха 89
Rezach Резач 103
Rodina Родина 545
Rosno Росно 126
Slivovitsa Сливовица 117
Sredno Selo Средно село 81
Total 4,636

Demography[edit]

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

Zlataritsa Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 7,491 6,274 5,855 4,948 4,801 4,760 4,636 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[6] Census 2011,[7] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[8]

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 Zlataritsa Municipality [9]
Orthodox Christianity
69.6%
Catholicism
0.3%
Protestantism
1.1%
Islam
16.0%
No religion
5.8%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
7.2%

An overwhelming majority of the population of Zlataritsa Municipality identify themselves as Christians. At the 2011 census, 69.6% of respondents identified as Orthodox Christians belonging to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. A large minority is Islamic.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ (in Bulgarian) Zlataritsa Geography
  3. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants - December 2009
  5. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 1000-5000 inhabitants - December 2009
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  8. ^ "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  9. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.

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