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Chuprene Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Чупрене) is a frontier municipality (obshtina) in Vidin Province, Northwestern Bulgaria, located in the vicinity of the western parts of Stara Planina range in the so-called Fore-Balkan area. It is named after its administrative centre - the village of Chuprene. In the southwest, the municipality borders on Republic of Serbia.

Chuprene Municipality

Община Чупрене
Municipality
Chuprene Municipality within Bulgaria and Vidin Province.
Chuprene Municipality within Bulgaria and Vidin Province.
Coordinates: 43°29′N 22°41′E / 43.483°N 22.683°E / 43.483; 22.683Coordinates: 43°29′N 22°41′E / 43.483°N 22.683°E / 43.483; 22.683
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Vidin
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Chuprene
Area
 • Total330 km2 (130 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total2,285
 • Density6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The area embraces a territory of 330 km² with a population of 2,285 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

Midzhur peak (2,168 m (7,116 ft)), the highest point of the western Balkan mountains, is located in the municipality almost on the very border with Serbia.

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SettlementsEdit

Chuprene Municipality includes the following 9 places all of them villages:

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Chuprene Чупрене 576
Dolni Lom Долни Лом 229
Gorni Lom Горни Лом 777
Protopopintsi Протопопинци 91
Replyana Репляна 193
Sredogriv Средогрив 129
Targovishte Търговище 162
Varbovo Върбово 128
Total 2,285

DemographyEdit

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

Chuprene Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 5,612 4,439 3,778 3,004 2,580 2,399 2,285 2,083
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[7]

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 Chuprene Municipality [8]
Orthodox Christianity
82.5%
Catholicism
0.0%
Protestantism
0.2%
Islam
0.0%
No religion
14.2%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
3.1%

An overwhelming majority of the population of Chuprene Municipality identify themselves as Christians. At the 2011 census, 82.5% of respondents identified as Orthodox Christians belonging to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants - December 2009
  4. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 1000-5000 inhabitants - December 2009
  5. ^ (in English)National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
  6. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  7. ^ "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  8. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.

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