Shumen Province

Last updated

Coordinates: 43°15′N27°0′E / 43.250°N 27.000°E / 43.250; 27.000

Contents

Shumen Province
Област Шумен
Shumen in Bulgaria.svg
Location of Shumen Province in Bulgaria
Country Bulgaria
Capital Shumen
Municipalities 10
Government
  GovernorStefan Zhelev
Area
[1]
  Total3,389.7 km2 (1,308.8 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2011) [2]
  Total180 528
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
License plate H
Website oblastshumen.icon.bg

Shumen Province (Bulgarian : Област Шумен, transliterated Oblast Shumen, former name Shumen okrug) is a province in northeastern Bulgaria named after its main city Shumen. It is divided into 10 municipalities with a total population, as of December 2009, of 194,090 inhabitants. [2] [3] [4]

The Main City

The city of Shumen is famous in the region for the Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria. The monument is in the cubist style and is 1300 steps (each step representing a year) above the center of the town. Other places of note are the Shumen fortress, Tombul Mosque, and Shumen Plato National park. The center of the town has a historical museum, large library, and large theater. The municipality building, also in the center, has a concert hall that features regular symphony performances. Shumen is also the location of the Shumensko Brewery, a popular beer in Bulgaria. The area surrounding Shumen plays a significant part in Bulgarian History with the first and second capitols of historical Bulgaria within thirty kilometers from the city.

Municipalities

The Shumen Province contains 10 municipalities (singular: община, obshtina - plural: общини, obshtini). The following table shows each municipality's name in English and Cyrillic, main town (in bold) or village, and population as of December 2009.

MunicipalityCyrillicPop. [2] [3] [4] Town/VillagePop. [3] [5] [6] [7] [8]
(December 2009)
Venets Венец 6,905 Venets 725
Varbitsa Върбица 10,492 Varbitsa 3,585
Hitrino Хитрино 6,423 Hitrino 715
Kaolinovo Каолиново 12,251 Kaolinovo 1,538
Kaspichan Каспичан 8,871 Kaspichan 3,260
Nikola Kozlevo Никола Козлево 6,381 Nikola Kozlevo 789
Novi Pazar Нови Пазар 18,476 Novi Pazar 12,673
Veliki Preslav Велики Преслав 15,292 Veliki Preslav 8,951
Smyadovo Смядово 7,402 Smyadovo 4,036
Shumen Шумен 101,597 Shumen 86,824

Population

The Shumen province had a population of 204,395 (204,378 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:

Shumen Province
Year19461956196519751985199220012005200720092011
Population222,141224,705243,416253,437254,884220,320204,395198,106196,559194,090180 528
Sources: National Statistical Institute, [2] „Census 2001“, [3] „Census 2011“, [4] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??

Ethnic groups

Ethnic groups in Shumen Province (2011 census)
Ethnic groupPercentage
Bulgarians
59.2%
Turks
30.3%
Romani
8.2%
others and indefinable
2.3%

Total population (2011 census): 180,528

By self-identified ethnicity (167,952 people): [11]

A further 12,000 people did not declare their ethnic group.

Self-identified ethnic group according to the 2001 census (204,378 people out of the total population of 204,395, with percentage of total population): [12]

Religion

Religions in Shumen Province (2001 census)
Religious groupPercentage
Orthodox Christian
59.1%
Muslim
35.5%
Protestant Christian
0.7%
Roman Catholic Christian
0.2%
others and indefinable
4.5%

Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census: [13]

Census 2001
religious adherencepopulation %
Orthodox Christians 120,78759.10%
Muslims 72,54435.50%
Protestants 1,4720.72%
Roman Catholics 3860.19%
Other8210.40%
Religion not mentioned8,3684.09%
total204,378100%

Transportation

Shumen lies on the main route between Varna and Sofia and is served by numerous trains and buses serving the city.

See also

Related Research Articles

Burgas Province Province of Bulgaria

Burgas Province is a province in southeastern Bulgaria, including the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The province is named after its administrative and industrial centre, the city of Burgas, the fourth biggest town in the country. It is the largest province by area, embracing a territory of 7,748.1 km2 (2,991.6 sq mi) that is divided into 13 municipalities with a total population, as of December 2009, of 422,319 inhabitants.

Smolyan Province Province of Bulgaria

Smolyan Province is a province in Southern-central Bulgaria, located in the Rhodope Mountains, neighbouring Greece to the south. It is named after its administrative and industrial centre—the city of Smolyan. The province embraces a territory of 3,192.8 km2 (1,232.7 sq mi). that is divided into 10 municipalities with a total population of 124,795 inhabitants, as of December 2009.

Haskovo Province Province of Bulgaria

Haskovo Province is a province in southern Bulgaria, neighbouring Greece and Turkey to the southeast, comprising parts of the Thracian valley along the river Maritsa. It is named after its administrative and industrial centre - the city of Haskovo. The province embraces a territory of 5,533.3 km2 (2,136.4 sq mi) that is divided into 11 municipalities with a total population, as of December 2009, of 256,408 inhabitants.

Pazardzhik Province Province of Bulgaria

Pazardzhik Province is a province in Southern Bulgaria, named after its administrative and industrial centre - the city of Pazardzhik. The territory is 4,456.9 km2 (1,720.8 sq mi) that is divided into 12 municipalities with a total population of 275,548 inhabitants, as of February 2011.

Plovdiv Province Province of Bulgaria

Plovdiv Province is a province in central southern Bulgaria. It comprises 18 municipalities on a territory of 5,972.9 km2 (2,306.1 sq mi) with a population, as of February 2011, of 683,027 inhabitants. The province is named after its administrative and industrial centre — the city of Plovdiv.

Stara Zagora Province Province of Bulgaria

Stara Zagora, formerly known as the Stara Zagora okrug, is a province of south-central Bulgaria. It is named after its administrative and industrial centre—the city of Stara Zagora—the sixth-biggest town in the country. The province embraces a territory of 5,151.1 km2 (1,988.9 sq mi) that is divided into 11 municipalities with a total population, as of December 2009, of 350,925 inhabitants.

Lovech Province Province of Bulgaria

Lovech Province is one of the 28 provinces of Bulgaria, lying at the northern centre of the country. It is named after its main city - Lovech. As of December 2009, the population of the area is 151,153.

Ruse Province Province of Bulgaria

Ruse Province 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.

Sliven Province Province of Bulgaria

Sliven Province is a province in southeastern Bulgaria, named after its administrative and industrial centre — the city of Sliven. It embraces a territory of 3,544.1 km2 (1,368.4 sq mi) that is divided into four municipalities, with a total population, as of December 2009, of 204,887.

Razgrad Province Province of Bulgaria

Razgrad Province is a province in Northeastern Bulgaria, geographically part of the Ludogorie region. It is named after its administrative and industrial centre - the town of Razgrad. As of December 2009, the Province has a total population of 132,740 inhabitants on a territory of 2,639.7 km2 (1,019.2 sq mi) that is divided into 7 municipalities.

Yambol Province Province of Bulgaria

Yambol is a province in southeastern Bulgaria, neighbouring Turkey to the south. It is named after its main city Yambol, while other towns include Straldzha, Bolyarovo and Elhovo. The province embraces a territory of 3,355.5 km2 (1,295.6 sq mi) that is divided into 5 municipalities with a total population, as of December 2009, of 138,429 inhabitants.

Pleven Province Province of Bulgaria

Pleven Province is a province located in central northern Bulgaria, bordering the Danube river, Romania and the Bulgarian provinces of Vratsa, Veliko Tarnovo and Lovech. It is divided into 11 subdivisions, called municipalities, that embrace a territory of 4,653.32 km2 (1,796.66 sq mi) with a population, as of February 2011, of 269 752 inhabitants. The province's capital is the city of Pleven.

Silistra Province Province of Bulgaria

Silistra Province is a province of Bulgaria, named after its main city - Silistra. It is divided into seven municipalities with a total population, as of December 2009, of 127,659. The province is part of Southern Dobrudja, which was part of Romania until 1940.

Veliko Tarnovo Province Province of Bulgaria

Veliko Tarnovo is a province in the middle of the northern part of Bulgaria. Its capital city, Veliko Tarnovo, is of historical significance as it is known as the capital of the Bulgarian Empire. The province is divided into 10 municipalities with a total population, as of December 2009, of 275,395 inhabitants.

Varbitsa Municipality Municipality in Shumen, Bulgaria

Varbitsa Municipality is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the vicinity of the northern slopes of the Eastern Stara planina mountain to the area of the so-called Fore-Balkan. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Varbitsa.

Kaspichan Municipality Municipality in Shumen, Bulgaria

Kaspichan Municipality is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria. It is named after its administrative centre, the town of Kaspichan.

Veliki Preslav Municipality Municipality in Shumen, Bulgaria

Veliki Preslav Municipality is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the area of the so-called Fore-Balkan north of the eastern part of the Stara planina mountains. It is named after its administrative centre, the town of Veliki Preslav, which was one of the ancient capitals of Bulgaria.

Smyadovo Municipality Municipality in Shumen, Bulgaria

Smyadovo Municipality is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the vicinity of the northern slopes of the Eastern Stara planina mountain to the area of the so-called Fore-Balkan. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Smyadovo.

Shumen Municipality Municipality in Shumen, Bulgaria

Shumen Municipality is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Shumen which is also the capital of the province.

Venets Municipality Municipality in Shumen, Bulgaria

Venets Municipality is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the Ludogorie geographical region, part of the Danubian Plain. It is named after its administrative centre - the village of Venets.

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“
  4. 1 2 3 „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  5. (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  6. „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  7. (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants - December 2009
  8. (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 1000-5000 inhabitants - December 2009
  9. (in Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  10. (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Population by age in 2009 Archived 2012-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
  11. Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (in Bulgarian)
  12. (in Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Ethnic Group from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  13. (in Bulgarian) Religious adherence in Bulgaria - census 2001