Kaolinovo Municipality

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.

Kaolinovo Municipality
Община Каолиново
Municipality
Kaolinovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Kaolinovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Coordinates: 43°35′N 27°5′E / 43.583°N 27.083°E / 43.583; 27.083Coordinates: 43°35′N 27°5′E / 43.583°N 27.083°E / 43.583; 27.083
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Shumen
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Kaolinovo
Area
 • Total293.53 km2 (113.33 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2017)Increase[1]
 • Total12,646
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+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.[1]

SettlementsEdit

Kaolinovo Municipality includes the following 16 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Kaolinovo Каолиново 1,538
Branichevo Браничево 1,220
Doyrantsi Дойранци 535
Dolina Долина 503
Gusla Гусла 664
Kliment Климент 1019
Lisi Vrah Лиси връх 69
Lyatno Лятно 584
Naum Наум 433
Omarchevo Омарчево 38
Pristoe Пристое 983
Sini Vir Сини вир 604
Sredkovets Средковец 642
Todor Ikonomovo Тодор Икономово 2,027
Takach Тъкач 718
Zagoriche Загориче 674
Total 12,251

DemographyEdit

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

Kaolinovo Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 20,916 19,382 13,556 12,544 12,518 12,456 12,251 12,093
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[7]

Ethnic compositionEdit

According to the 2011 census, among those who answered the optional question on ethnic identification, the ethnic composition of the municipality was the following:

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgarians 722 6.3%
Turks 8964 77.6%
Roma (Gypsy) 1675 14.5%
Other 12 0.1%
Undeclared 175 1.5%

[8]

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.

Ethnic groups in Kaolinovo Municipality (2011 census)
Ethnic group Percentage
Bulgarians
6.3%
Turks
77.6%
Roma
14.5%
others and indefinable
1.6%

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 Municipality [9]
Orthodox Christianity
5.1%
Catholicism
0.0%
Protestantism
0.1%
Islam
90.1%
No religion
0.6%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
4.1%

The municipality of Kaolinovo has one of the highest concentrations of Muslims in Bulgaria.

Demographic situationEdit

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 (‰)
2000 13,593 157 152 +5 11.6 11.2 +0.4
2001 12,481 166 175 −9 13.3 14.0 −0.7
2002 12,511 160 190 −30 12.8 15.2 −2.4
2003 12,555 168 147 +21 13.4 11.7 +1.7
2004 12,551 158 152 +6 12.6 12.1 +0.5
2005 12,518 147 165 −18 11.7 13.2 −1.4
2006 12,482 148 166 −18 11.9 13.3 −1.4
2007 12,456 172 185 −13 13.8 14.9 −1.0
2008 12,323 121 160 −39 9.8 12.9 −3.2
2009 12,251 169 167 +2 13.8 13.6 +0.2
2010 12,248 156 173 −17 12.7 14.1 −1.4
2011 12,107 141 146 −5 11.6 12.1 −0.4
2012 12,200 175 153 +22 14.3 12.5 +1.8
2013 12,298 144 144 +0 11.7 11.7 +0.0
2014 12,490 153 146 +7 12.2 11.7 +0.6
2015 12,522 142 161 −19 11.3 12.9 −1.5
2016 12,551 134 150 −16 10.7 12.0 −1.3
2017 12,646 117 155 −38 9.3 12.3 −3.0
2018 12,771 124 187 -63 9.7 14.6 -4.9

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2017 Archived 13 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived 13 November 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. ^ National Statistical Institute – Census 2001
  6. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and age by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute Archived 8 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Population of Bulgarian divisions
  8. ^ 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)
  9. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.

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