Ruse Municipality

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Ruse Municipality

Община Русе
Municipality
Ruse Municipality Within Bulgaria.png
Ruse Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.
Coordinates: 43°49′N26°1′E / 43.817°N 26.017°E / 43.817; 26.017 Coordinates: 43°49′N26°1′E / 43.817°N 26.017°E / 43.817; 26.017
Country Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Ruse
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Ruse
Area
  Total469.17 km2 (181.15 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009) [1]
  Total175,210
  Density370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Ruse Municipality (Bulgarian : Община Русе) is a municipality ( obshtina ) in Ruse Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located along the right bank of Danube river in the Danubian Plain. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Ruse which is also a capital of the province.

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The municipality embraces a territory of 469.17 km² with a population of 175,210 inhabitants, as of December 2009. [1]

Apart from the cultural heritage of the main city, the area is best known with the Danube Bridge, the first bridge over the Danube in Bulgaria.

The main roads E85, E70 and II-21 crosses the municipality, connecting the province centre of Ruse with the cities of Veliko Tarnovo, Pleven, Razgrad and Silistra.

Settlements

Ruse Municipality includes the following 14 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population [2] [3] [4]
(December 2009)
Ruse Русе156,509
Basarabovo Басарбово1,349
Bazan Бъзън1,221
Chervena Voda Червена вода1,529
Dolno Ablanovo Долно Абланово214
Hotantsa Хотанца823
Marten Мартен3,691
Nikolovo Николово3,004
Novo Selo Ново село1,176
Prosena Просена634
Sandrovo Сандрово1,308
Semerdzhievo Семерджиево1,132
Tetovo Тетово2,303
Yastrebovo Ястребово317
Total175,210

Demography

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

Ruse Municipality
Year19751985199220012005200720092011
Population170,561195,237191,375178,435175,935174,627175,210...
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 Ruse Municipality [8]
Orthodox Christianity
82.1%
Catholicism
0.6%
Protestantism
0.9%
Islam
5.7%
No religion
4.5%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
6.2%

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References

  1. 1 2 (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
  2. (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  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. (in English) 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.