Dulovo Municipality

Dulovo Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Дулово) is a municipality (obshtina) in Silistra Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the Danubian Plain, in the area of the South Dobrudzha geographical region, about 25 km south of Danube river. It is named after its administrative centre – the town of Dulovo.

Dulovo Municipality

Община Дулово
Municipality
Dulovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Silistra Province.
Dulovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Silistra Province.
Coordinates: 43°48′N 27°6′E / 43.800°N 27.100°E / 43.800; 27.100Coordinates: 43°48′N 27°6′E / 43.800°N 27.100°E / 43.800; 27.100
CountryBulgaria
Province (Oblast)Silistra
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Dulovo
Area
 • Total566.33 km2 (218.66 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009)[2]
 • Total28,860
 • Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The municipality embraces a territory of 566.33[1] km² with a population of 28,860 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[2]

The main road I-7 crosses the area from north to south, connecting the province centre of Silistra with the city of Shumen and the eastern operating part of Hemus motorway.

SettlementsEdit

Dulovo Municipality includes the following 27 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[3][4][5]
(December 2009)
Dulovo Дулово 6,621
Boil Боил 954
Cherkovna Черковна 599
Chernolik Чернолик 1,425
Chernik Черник 2,299
Dolets Долец 533
Grancharovo Грънчарово 505
Kozyak Козяк 362
Kolobar Колобър 532
Mezhden Межден 691
Oven Овен 1,011
Okorsh Окорш 1,617
Oreshene Орешене 399
Paisievo Паисиево 870
Polkovnik Taslakovo Полковник Таслаково 435
Poroyno Поройно 1,248
Pravda Правда 1,664
Prohlada Прохлада 250
Razdel Раздел 624
Ruyno Руйно 857
Sekulovo Секулово 920
Skala Скала 212
Vodno Водно 921
Vokil Вокил 1,227
Varbino Върбино 100
Yarebitsa Яребица 1,357
Zlatoklas Златоклас 627
Total 28,860

DemographyEdit

The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades. Since 1992 Dulovo Municipality has comprised the former municipality of Okorsh and the numbers in the table reflect this unification.

Dulovo Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 23,253 23,426 33,509 30,591 29,677 29,200 28,860 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[6] Census 2011,[7] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[8]

Ethnic groupsEdit

Ethnic Turks constitute the majority of the population of Dulovo, followed by Bulgarians and Roma people.

Ethnic groups in the municipality of Dulovo (2011 census)
Ethnic group Percentage
Bulgarians
17.8%
Turks
70.4%
Roma
9.2%
others and indefinable
2.6%

Religious compositionEdit

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 Dulovo Municipality [9]
Orthodox Christianity
18.7%
Catholicism
0.1%
Protestantism
0.1%
Islam
75.9%
No religion
0.9%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
4.3%

Most inhabitants are Muslim, followed by Christians.

Demographic indicatorsEdit

The municipality of Dulovo has a relatively good demographic structure compared to other areas in Bulgaria, although the situation is becoming worse.

Population Live births Deaths Natural growth Birth rate (‰) Death rate (‰) Natural growth rate (‰)
2000 32,880 337 431 −94 10.2 13.1 −2.9
2001 30,443 346 430 −84 11.4 14.1 −2.8
2002 30,150 297 420 −123 9.9 13.9 −4.1
2003 30,079 349 379 −30 11.6 12.6 −1.0
2004 29,893 326 392 −66 10.9 13.1 −2.2
2005 29,677 298 407 −109 10.0 13.7 −3.7
2006 29,473 304 435 −131 10.3 14.8 −4.4
2007 29,200 304 405 −101 10.4 13.9 −3.5
2008 28,956 344 407 −63 11.9 14.1 −2.2
2009 28,860 366 372 −6 12.7 12.9 −0.2
2010 28,634 333 382 −49 11.6 13.3 −1.7
2011 28,259 282 376 −94 10.0 13.2 −3.3
2012 28,215 329 399 −70 11.7 14.1 −2.5
2013 28,077 267 329 −62 9.5 11.7 −2.2
2014 27,963 302 409 −107 10.8 14.6 −3.8
2015 27,857 305 395 −90 10.9 14.2 −3.2
2016 27,643 282 398 −116 10.2 14.4 −4.2
2017 27,506 281 365 −84 10.2 13.3 −3.1
2018 27,403 248 410 -162 9.1 15.0 -5.9

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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