Bulgarians in Bulgaria

Bulgarians are the main ethnic group in Bulgaria, according to the census of the population in 2011 they are 5 664 624 people, or 76.9% of the country's population.[1]

Number and shareEdit

CensusesEdit

 
Municipalities where Bulgarians represent a majority of the population, according to the census of the population in 2011 (red color).
 
Places where Bulgarians represent a majority of the population, according to the census of the population in 2011 (purple color).

Number and share of Bulgarians according to the census over the years:[2]

Year Share
(in %)
Number
1900 77.1 2 888 219
1905 79.4 3 203 810
1910 81.1 3 518 756
1920 83.3 4 036 056
1926 83.2 4 557 706
1934 85.6 5 204 217
1946 84.0 5 903 580
1956 85.5 6 506 541
1965 87.9 7 231 243
1975 90.9 7 930 024
1992 85.7 7 271 185
2001 83.9 6 655 210
2011 76.9 5 664 624

Number and share of Bulgarians according to the census over the years by provinces:[3][4]

Province Number Share (in %)
2001 2011 2001 2011
Total 6,655,210 5,664,624 83.9 76.9
Blagoevgrad 286,491 251,097 83.97 77.60
Burgas 338,625 298,128 79.94 71.69
Dobrich 164,204 131,114 76.29 69.12
Gabrovo 131,494 106,406 91.23 86.71
Haskovo 224,757 180,541 80.99 73.31
Kardzhali 55,939 39,519 34.10 25.86
Kyustendil 152,644 121,351 93.91 88.78
Lovech 152,194 118,346 89.55 83.68
Montana 157,507 123,820 86.41 83.60
Pazardzhik 261,260 206,110 84.08 74.80
Pernik 145,642 120,929 97.20 90.55
Pleven 280,475 219,612 89.90 81.41
Plovdiv 621,338 540,303 86.80 79.10
Razgrad 67,069 49,229 44.00 39.32
Ruse 213,408 176,413 80.18 74.98
Shumen 123,084 99,446 60.22 55.08
Silistra 84,178 64,050 59.28 53.60
Sliven 163,188 132,697 74.69 67.19
Smolyan 122,806 86,847 87.67 71.33
Sofia 253,536 210,974 92.78 85.24
Sofia City 1,124,240 1,136,433 96.01 87.98
Stara Zagora 319,379 265,618 86.17 79.70
Targovishte 76,294 58,371 55.41 48.31
Varna 393,884 371,048 85.25 78.10
Veliko Tarnovo 259,099 211,353 88.37 81.76
Vidin 118,543 86,802 91.13 85.92
Vratsa 223,692 151,183 92.04 80.91
Yambol 140,240 106,884 89.85 81.31

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Преброяване 2011. НСИ, стр. 4.
  2. ^ "Население по местоживеене, пол и етническа група". nsi.bg. Archived from the original on 30 May 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Етнически състав на населението в България". miris.eurac.edu. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Ethnic composition: 2011 census". pop-stat.mashke.org. Retrieved 2 June 2017.