Ruse Province

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Ruse Province
Област Русе
Ruse in Bulgaria.svg
Location of Ruse Province in Bulgaria
Country Bulgaria
Capital Ruse
Municipalities 8
Government
  GovernorStefko Burdzhiev
Area
[1]
  Total2,803.4 km2 (1,082.4 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2011) [2]
  Total235,252
  Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
License plate P
Website ruse.bg

Ruse Province (Bulgarian : Област Русе or Rusenska Oblast Bulgarian : Русенска област, former name Ruse okrug) is a province in northern Bulgaria, named after its main city, Ruse, neighbouring Romania via the Danube. It is divided into 8 municipalities with a total population, as of February 2011, of 235,252 inhabitants. [2] [3] [4]

The Danube Bridge, one of only two bridges opened over the Danube, is located in the province. One of the versions of a folk song, inspired by the Ruse blood wedding, can be heard in the province.

Municipalities

The Ruse province (област, oblast) contains eight municipalities (община, obshtina; plural общини, obshtini). The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and Cyrillic, the main town (in bold) or village, and the population of each as of December 2009.

MunicipalityCyrillicPop. [2] [3] [4] Town/VillagePop. [5] [3] [6]
Borovo Борово 6,699 Borovo 2,330
Byala Бяла 14,962 Byala 9,015
Vetovo Ветово 13,738 Vetovo 4,777
Dve Mogili Две могили 10,341 Dve Mogili 4,342
Ivanovo Иваново 10,339 Ivanovo 880
Ruse Русе 175,210 Ruse 156,509
Slivo Pole Сливо поле 11,635 Slivo Pole 3,169
Tsenovo Ценово 6,220 Tsenovo 1,673

Population

The Ruse province had a population of 266,213 (266,157 also given) according to a 2001 census, of which

The following table represents the change of the population in the province after World War II:

Ruse Province
Year19461956196519751985199220012005200720092011
Population215,361236,117273,226305,722315,762290,800266,213256,835253,008249,144235,252
Sources: National Statistical Institute, [2] „Census 2001“, [3] „Census 2011“, [4] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??

Ethnic groups

Ethnic groups in Rousse Province (2011 census)
Ethnic groupPercentage
Bulgarians
81.4%
Turks
13.2%
Romani
4.0%
others and indefinable
1.4%

Total population (2011 census): 235 252 [9]

Ethnic groups (2011 census): [10] Identified themselves: 216,612 persons:

Ethnic groups according to the 2001 census, when 266,157 people of the population of 266,213 of Rousse Province identified themselves (with percentage of total population): [11]

Religion

Religions in Rousse Province (2001 census)
Religious groupPercentage
Orthodox Christian
80.9%
Muslim
15.8%
Roman Catholic Christian
0.2%
Protestant Christian
0.2%
others and indefinable
2.9%

Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census: [12]

Census 2001
religious adherencepopulation %
Orthodox Christians 215,43480.94%
Muslims 41,99715.78%
Roman Catholics 5670.21%
Protestants 4820.18%
Other1,5960.60%
Religion not mentioned6,0812.29%
total266,157100%

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References

  1. (in English) Bulgarian Provinces area and population 1999 — National Center for Regional Development — page 90-91 Archived 2011-01-13 at the Wayback Machine
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
  3. 1 2 3 4 (in English) „WorldCityPopulation“
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  5. (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  6. „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  7. (in Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  8. (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Population by age in 2009 Archived 2012-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
  9. (in Bulgarian) Population on 01.02.2011 by provinces, municipalities, settlements and age; National Statistical Institute
  10. Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (in Bulgarian)
  11. (in Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Ethnic Group from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  12. (in Bulgarian) Religious adherence in Bulgaria - census 2001