Topolovgrad Municipality

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Topolovgrad Municipality

Община Тополовград
Municipality
Topolovgrad Municipality Bulgaria.PNG
Topolovgrad Municipality within Bulgaria and Haskovo Province.
Coordinates: 42°5′N26°20′E / 42.083°N 26.333°E / 42.083; 26.333 Coordinates: 42°5′N26°20′E / 42.083°N 26.333°E / 42.083; 26.333
Country Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Haskovo
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar) Topolovgrad
Area
  Total710.9 km2 (274.5 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2011) [1]
  Total11,681
  Density16/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitewww.topolovgrad.net

Topolovgrad Municipality (Bulgarian : Община Тополовград) is a municipality ( obshtina ) in Haskovo Province, Southeastern Bulgaria. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Topolovgrad.

Contents

The municipality has a territory of 710.9 km² [2] with a population of 11,681 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census. [1] The municipality is located mostly on the right bank of the Tundzha river, with the Sakar mountain taking up a large part of its territory. Topolovgrad municipality has a short border with Turkey to the south.

Settlements

Topolovgrad Municipality includes the following 21 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population [1] (in Bulgarian)(February 201)
Topolovgrad Тополовград5,588
Balgarska polyana Българска поляна189
Vladimirovo Владимирово35
Dobroselets Доброселец138
Kamenna reka Каменна река91
Kapitan Petko voyvoda Капитан Петко войвода151
Knyazhevo Княжево357
Mramor Мрамор427
Oreshnik Орешник577
Orlov dol Орлов дол485
Planinovo Планиново38
Prisadets Присадец9
Radovets Радовец718
Sakartsi Сакарци11
Svetlina Светлина152
Sinapovo Синапово537
Srem Срем459
Ustrem Устрем999
Filipovo Филипово14
Hlyabovo Хлябово656
Chukarovo Чукарово50
Total11,681

Demography

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

Topolovgrad Municipality
Year19751985199220012005200720092011
Population23,91020,98619,07515,41413,99713,26512,47911,681
Sources: Census 2001, [1] Census 2011, [3] „pop-stat.mashke.org“, [4]

Ethnic composition

According to the 2011 census, [5] among those who answered the optional question on ethnic identification, the ethnic composition of the municipality was the following:

Ethnic groupPopulationPercentage
Bulgarians 10,049
Turks 27
Roma (Gypsy) 982
Others41
Undeclared30

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 Topolovgrad Municipality [6]
Orthodox Christianity
90.1%
Catholicism
0.6%
Protestantism
0.7%
Islam
0.3%
No religion
3.8%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
4.5%

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Population by province, municipality, settlement and age by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (in Bulgarian)
  2. Yearbook of the municipalities in Bulgaria: Topolovgrad Municipality (in Bulgarian)
  3. „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  4. "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  5. Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (in Bulgarian)
  6. "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.