Kaolinovo Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Каолиново) is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in the Ludogorie geographical region, part of the Danubian Plain. It is named after its administrative centre – the town of Kaolinovo.
|Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)||Kaolinovo|
|• Total||293.53 km2 (113.33 sq mi)|
|• Density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
The municipality embraces a territory of 293 km² with a population of 12,646 inhabitants, as of December 2017.
Kaolinovo Municipality includes the following 16 places (towns are shown in bold):
|Lisi Vrah||Лиси връх||69|
|Sini Vir||Сини вир||604|
|Todor Ikonomovo||Тодор Икономово||2,027|
The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades.
|Sources: Census 2001, Census 2011, „pop-stat.mashke.org“,|
According to the 2011 census, among those who answered the optional question on ethnic identification, the ethnic composition of the municipality was the following:
More than three-quarters of the population of Kaolinovo Municipality consists of ethnic Turks. The second largest ethnic group are the Turkish-speaking Roma people with one in seven people. Bulgarians make up a very small minority.
According to the latest Bulgarian census of 2011, the religious composition, among those who answered the optional question on religious identification, was the following:
The municipality of Kaolinovo has one of the highest concentrations of Muslims in Bulgaria.
The municipality of Kaolinovo had relatively favourable demographic indicators compared to other areas in Bulgaria, although it has become more worse with the day.
|Population||Live births||Deaths||Natural growth||Birth rate (‰)||Death rate (‰)||Natural growth rate (‰)|
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2017 Archived 13 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived 13 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants – December 2009
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian Settlements 1000–5000 inhabitants – December 2009
- National Statistical Institute – Census 2001
- Population by province, municipality, settlement and age by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute Archived 8 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- Population of Bulgarian divisions
- Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute Archived 21 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine (in Bulgarian)
- "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.
- Official website (in Bulgarian)