Chelopech Municipality

Chelopech Municipality is a municipality in Sofia Province, Bulgaria.

Chelopech Municipality
Община Челопеч
Map of Chelopech municipality (Sofia Province).png
Country Bulgaria
ProvinceSofia Province
SeatChelopech

The Chelopech Municipality includes only one village - Chelopech, which is located on the southern side of the Balkan Mountains, on the main road from the capital Sofia to Burgas. It borders Zlatitsa Municipality, Chavdar Municipality, Mirkovo Municipality and Etropole Municipality.[1]

DemographicsEdit

According to December 2018, there are 1,526 people residing in Chelopech, most of whom ethnic Bulgarians (95%), followed by Romani people (4%).

ReligionEdit

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 Chelopech Municipality [2]
Orthodox Christianity
86.2%
Catholicism
0.4%
Protestantism
1.4%
Islam
0.0%
No religion
9.2%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
2.8%

An overwhelming majority of the population of Chelopech Municipality identify themselves as Christians. At the 2011 census, 86.2% of respondents identified as Orthodox Christians belonging to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chelopech, from Visit to Bulgaria web site
  2. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.

Coordinates: 42°42′00″N 24°04′59″E / 42.7000°N 24.0830°E / 42.7000; 24.0830