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Municipalities of Bulgaria
Provinces of Bulgaria

The 28 provinces of Bulgaria are divided into 265 municipalities (община, obshtina). Municipalities typically comprise multiple towns, villages and settlements and are governed by a mayor who is elected by popular majority vote for a four-year term, and a municipal council which is elected using proportional representation for a four-year term.[1] The creation of new municipalities requires that they must be created in a territory with a population of at least 6,000 and created around a designated settlement. They must also be named after the settlement that serves as the territory's administrative center, among other criteria.[2]

The council of a municipality is further permitted to create admininistrative subdivisions: mayoralties (kmetstvo), settlements (naseleno myasto), and wards or quarters (rayon).[1] Mayoralties are overseen by elected mayors and typically comprises one or more villages or towns; they must contain a population of at least 250.[2] Settlements are overseen by a manager appointed by the mayor of a municipality and thus have fewer responsibilities and less power than a mayoralty; they must have a population of fewer than 150. Wards are overseen by elected mayors and must include a population of at least 25,000; their creation is required in Bulgaria's three most populous municipalities.[2]

Like municipalities themselves, mayoralities and wards are designated administrative-territorial units, as they have their own elected officials. Settlements, however, are simply designated territorial units since their leaders are appointed.[2]

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Blagoevgrad ProvinceEdit

 
A map of the municipalities in Blagoevgrad Province
  1. Bansko Municipality (main town: Bansko)
  2. Belitsa Municipality (main town: Belitsa)
  3. Blagoevgrad Municipality (main town: Blagoevgrad)
  4. Garmen Municipality (main village: Garmen)
  5. Gotse Delchev Municipality (main town: Gotse Delchev)
  6. Hadzhidimovo Municipality (main town: Hadzhidimovo)
  7. Kresna Municipality (main town: Kresna)
  8. Petrich Municipality (main town: Petrich)
  9. Razlog Municipality (main town: Razlog)
  10. Sandanski Municipality (main town: Sandanski)
  11. Satovcha Municipality (main village: Satovcha)
  12. Simitli Municipality (main town: Simitli)
  13. Strumyani Municipality (main village: Strumyani)
  14. Yakoruda Municipality (main town: Yakoruda)

Burgas ProvinceEdit

Dobrich ProvinceEdit

  1. Balchik Municipality (main town: Balchik)
  2. Dobrich Municipality (main town: Dobrich)
  3. Dobrichka Municipality (administrative town: Dobrich)
  4. General Toshevo Municipality (main town: General Toshevo)
  5. Kavarna Municipality (main town: Kavarna)
  6. Krushari Municipality (main village: Krushari)
  7. Shabla Municipality (main town: Shabla)
  8. Tervel Municipality (main town: Tervel))

Gabrovo ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Gabrovo Province
  1. Dryanovo Municipality (main town: Dryanovo)
  2. Gabrovo Municipality (main town: Gabrovo)
  3. Sevlievo Municipality (main town: Sevlievo)
  4. Tryavna Municipality (main town: Tryavna)

Haskovo ProvinceEdit

Kardzhali ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Kardzhali Province
  1. Ardino Municipality (main town: Ardino)
  2. Chernoochene Municipality (main village: Chernoochene)
  3. Dzhebel Municipality (main town: Dzhebel)
  4. Kardzhali Municipality (main town: Kardzhali)
  5. Kirkovo Municipality (main village: Kirkovo)
  6. Krumovgrad Municipality (main town: Krumovgrad)
  7. Momchilgrad Municipality (main town: Momchilgrad)

Kyustendil ProvinceEdit

Lovech ProvinceEdit

Montana ProvinceEdit

Pazardzhik ProvinceEdit

Pernik ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Pernik Province
  1. Breznik Municipality (main town: Breznik)
  2. Kovachevtsi Municipality (main village: Kovachevtsi)
  3. Pernik Municipality (main town: Pernik)
  4. Radomir Municipality (main town: Radomir)
  5. Tran Municipality (main town: Tran)
  6. Zemen Municipality (main town: Zemen)

Pleven ProvinceEdit

Plovdiv ProvinceEdit

Razgrad ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Razgrad Province
  1. Isperih Municipality (main town: Isperih)
  2. Kubrat Municipality (main town: Kubrat)
  3. Loznitsa Municipality (main town: Loznitsa)
  4. Razgrad Municipality (main town: Razgrad)
  5. Samuil Municipality (main village: Samuil)
  6. Tsar Kaloyan Municipality (main town: Tsar Kaloyan)
  7. Zavet Municipality (main town: Zavet)

Ruse ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Ruse Province
  1. Borovo Municipality (main town: Borovo)
  2. Byala Municipality (main town: Byala)
  3. Dve Mogili Municipality (main town: Dve Mogili)
  4. Ivanovo Municipality (main village: Ivanovo)
  5. Ruse Municipality (main town: Ruse)
  6. Slivo Pole Municipality (main town: Slivo Pole)
  7. Tsenovo Municipality (main village: Tsenovo)
  8. Vetovo Municipality (main town: Vetovo)

Shumen ProvinceEdit

Silistra ProvinceEdit

  1. Alfatar Municipality (main town: Alfatar)
  2. Dulovo Municipality (main town: Dulovo)
  3. Glavinitsa Municipality (main town: Glavinitsa)
  4. Kaynardzha Municipality (main village: Kaynardzha)
  5. Silistra Municipality (main town: Silistra)
  6. Sitovo Municipality (main village: Sitovo)
  7. Tutrakan Municipality (main town: Tutrakan)

Sliven ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Sliven Province
  1. Kotel Municipality (main town: Kotel)
  2. Nova Zagora Municipality (main town: Nova Zagora)
  3. Sliven Municipality (main town: Sliven)
  4. Tvarditsa Municipality (main town: Tvarditsa)

Smolyan ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Smolyan Province
  1. Banite Municipality (main village: Banite)
  2. Borino Municipality (main village: Borino)
  3. Chepelare Municipality (main town: Chepelare)
  4. Devin Municipality (main town: Devin)
  5. Dospat Municipality (main town: Dospat)
  6. Madan Municipality (main town: Madan)
  7. Nedelino Municipality (main town: Nedelino)
  8. Rudozem Municipality (main town: Rudozem)
  9. Smolyan Municipality (main town: Smolyan)
  10. Zlatograd Municipality (main town: Zlatograd)

Sofia City ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Sofia City Province
  1. Sofia Municipality (main town: Sofia)

Sofia ProvinceEdit

Stara Zagora ProvinceEdit

Targovishte ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Targovishte Province
  1. Antonovo Municipality (main town: Antonovo)
  2. Omurtag Municipality (main town: Omurtag)
  3. Opaka Municipality (main town: Opaka)
  4. Popovo Municipality (main town: Popovo)
  5. Targovishte Municipality (main town: Targovishte)

Varna ProvinceEdit

Veliko Tarnovo ProvinceEdit

Vidin ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Vidin Province
  1. Belogradchik Municipality (main town: Belogradchik)
  2. Boynitsa Municipality (main village: Boynitsa)
  3. Bregovo Municipality (main town: Bregovo)
  4. Chuprene Municipality (main village: Chuprene)
  5. Dimovo Municipality (main town: Dimovo)
  6. Gramada Municipality (main town: Gramada)
  7. Kula Municipality (main town: Kula)
  8. Makresh Municipality (main village: Makresh)
  9. Novo Selo Municipality (main village: Novo Selo)
  10. Ruzhintsi Municipality (main village: Ruzhintsi)
  11. Vidin Municipality (main town: Vidin)

Vratsa ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Vratsa Province
  1. Borovan Municipality (main village: Borovan)
  2. Byala Slatina Municipality (main town: Byala Slatina)
  3. Hayredin Municipality (main village: Hayredin)
  4. Kozloduy Municipality (main town: Kozloduy)
  5. Krivodol Municipality (main town: Krivodol)
  6. Mezdra Municipality (main town: Mezdra)
  7. Miziya Municipality (main town: Miziya)
  8. Oryahovo Municipality (main town: Oryahovo)
  9. Roman Municipality (main town: Roman)
  10. Vratsa Municipality (main town: Vratsa)

Yambol ProvinceEdit

 
The municipalities of Yambol Province
  1. Bolyarovo Municipality (main town: Bolyarovo)
  2. Elhovo Municipality (main town: Elhovo)
  3. Straldzha Municipality (main town: Straldzha)
  4. Tundzha Municipality (administrative town: Tundzha)
  5. Yambol Municipality (main town: Yambol)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bobcheva, Nadezhda. "Strengthening Sub-municipal Governance in Bulgaria: Demand for Further Reforms?" (PDF). http://unpan1.un.org/. Retrieved 3 January 2018. External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ a b c d "LAW OF THE ADMINISTRATIV E TERRITORIAL STRUCTURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA" (PDF). http://www.unece.org/. UNECE. Retrieved 3 January 2018. External link in |website= (help)