Byala Municipality, Ruse Province

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Byala Municipality

Община Бяла
Municipality
Byala-Ruse Municipality Within Bulgaria.png
Byala Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.
Coordinates: 43°26′N25°43′E / 43.433°N 25.717°E / 43.433; 25.717 Coordinates: 43°26′N25°43′E / 43.433°N 25.717°E / 43.433; 25.717
Country Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Ruse
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Byala
Area
  Total341 km2 (132 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009) [1]
  Total14,962
  Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Byala Municipality (Bulgarian : Община Бяла) is a municipality ( obshtina ) in Ruse Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located in the Danubian Plain about 20 km southeast of Danube river. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Byala.

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The municipality embraces a territory of 341 km² with a population of 14,962 inhabitants, as of December 2009. [1]

The area is crossroads of some of the main directions in the country - road E85, road E83, I-51 and I-52, which connect the province centre of Ruse with the cities of Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Svishtov and respectively the country capital of Sofia and Shipka pass. Yantra river flows through the area from south to north.

Settlements

Byala Municipality includes the following 11 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population [2] [3] [4]
(December 2009)
Byala Бяла9,015
Bistrentsi Бистренци395
Bosilkovtsi Босилковци669
Botrov Ботров319
Dryanovets Дряновец748
Koprivets Копривец884
Lom Cherkovna Лом Черковна462
Pet Kladentsi Пет кладенци64
Peychinovo Пейчиново343
Polsko Kosovo Полско Косово1,686
StarmenСтърмен377
Total14,962

Demography

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

Byala Municipality
Year19751985199220012005200720092011
Population21,65520,26119,34817,00416,04015,53314,962...
Sources: Census 2001, [5] Census 2011, [6] „pop-stat.mashke.org“, [7]

Religion

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 Byala Municipality [8]
Orthodox Christianity
68.1%
Catholicism
0.4%
Protestantism
0.4%
Islam
5.7%
No religion
8.5%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
16.9%

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References

  1. 1 2 (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  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.