Razgrad Province

Coordinates: 43°30′N 26°35′E / 43.500°N 26.583°E / 43.500; 26.583

Razgrad Province
Област Разград
Province
Location of Razgrad Province in Bulgaria
Location of Razgrad Province in Bulgaria
Country Bulgaria
Capital Razgrad
Municipalities 7
Area[1]
 • Total 2,639.7 km2 (1,019.2 sq mi)
Population (February 2011)[2]
 • Total 125,190
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
License plate PP
Website rz.government.bg

Razgrad Province (Bulgarian: Област Разград (Oblast Razgrad), former name Razgrad okrug) 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[2][3][4] on a territory of 2,639.7 km²[1] that is divided into 7 municipalities.

MunicipalitiesEdit

Municipalities within Razgrad Province with their administrative centres

The Razgrad province (oбласт, oblast) contains seven municipalities (singular: oбщина, obshtina - plural: oбщини, obshtini). The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and Cyrillic, the main town or village (towns are shown in bold), and the population of each as of 2009.

Municipality Cyrillic Pop.[2][3][4] Town/Village Pop.[3][5][6][7]
Isperih Исперих 22,916 Isperih 9,017
Kubrat Кубрат 20,198 Kubrat 8,118
Loznitsa Лозница 9,732 Loznitsa 2,409
Razgrad Разград 54,720 Razgrad 34,592
Samuil Самуил 7,522 Samuil 1,543
Tsar Kaloyan Цар Калоян 6,314 Tsar Kaloyan 3,856
Zavet Завет 11,338 Zavet 3,371

PopulationEdit

The Razgrad province had a population of 152,417 according to a 2001 census, of which 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female.[8] As of the end of 2009, the population of the province, announced by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, numbered 132,740[2] of which 23.1% are inhabitants aged over 60 years.[9]

The following table represents the change of the population in the province after World War II. Since 1992 the former municipality of Senovo has been detached from the Razgrad Province and the numbers in the table reflect this separation:

Razgrad Province
Year 1946 1956 1965 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 184,404 188,401 197,900 204,300 197,648 167,468 152,417 139,918 136,957 132,740 125,190
Sources: National Statistical Institute,[2][10][11][12][13] „Census 2001“,[3] „Census 2011“,[4] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??

Ethnic groupsEdit

Ethnic groups in Razgrad Province (2011 census)
Ethnic group Percentage
Turks
  
50.0%
Bulgarians
  
43.0%
Gypsies
  
5.0%
others and indefinable
  
2.0%

The population of Razgrad Province is ethnically mixed, with no ethnic group constituting an absolute majority. According to the 2001 census, the main ethnic group are the Bulgarians (67,069), the Turks (71,963) and the Gypsies (8,733).[14]

Total population (2011 census): 125 190[15]

Ethnic groups (2011 census):[16] Identified themselves: 114 475 persons:

  • Turks: 57 261 (50,02%)
  • Bulgarians: 49 229 (43,00%)
  • Gypsies: 5 719 (5,00%)
  • Others and indefinable: 2 266 (1,98%)

A further 10 000 persons in Razgrad Province did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.

ReligionEdit

Religions in Razgrad Province (2001 census)
Religious group Percentage
Muslim
  
53.7%
Orthodox Christian
  
43.0%
Protestant Christian
  
0.2%
Roman Catholic Christian
  
0.1%
others and indefinable
  
3.0%

Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census:[17]

Census 2001
religious adherence population  %
Muslims 81,835 53.69%
Orthodox Christians 65,480 42.96%
Protestants 228 0.15%
Roman Catholics 207 0.14%
Other 566 0.37%
Religion not mentioned 4,101 2.69%
total 152,417 100%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b (English) Bulgarian Provinces area and population 1999 — National Center for Regional Development — page 90-91
  2. ^ a b c d e (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - provinces and municipalities in 2009
  3. ^ a b c d (English) „WorldCityPopulation“
  4. ^ a b c „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  5. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  6. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  7. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian Settlements 1000–5000 inhabitants – December 2009
  8. ^ (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  9. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Population by age in 2009
  10. ^ (Bulgarian)National Statistical Institute - Provinces population 1965
  11. ^ (Bulgarian)National Statistical Institute - Provinces population 1975
  12. ^ (Bulgarian)National Statistical Institute - Provinces and Municipalities population 1985
  13. ^ (Bulgarian)National Statistical Institute - Municipalities population 1992
  14. ^ (Bulgarian)Census 2001
  15. ^ (Bulgarian) Population on 01.02.2011 by provinces, municipalities, settlements and age; National Statistical Institute
  16. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)
  17. ^ (Bulgarian) Religious adherence in Bulgaria - census 2001

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