Nikola Kozlevo Municipality

Nikola Kozlevo Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Никола Козлево) 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 village of Nikola Kozlevo.

Nikola Kozlevo Municipality

Община Никола Козлево
Municipality
Nikola Kozlevo Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Nikola Kozlevo Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Coordinates: 43°32′N 27°12′E / 43.533°N 27.200°E / 43.533; 27.200Coordinates: 43°32′N 27°12′E / 43.533°N 27.200°E / 43.533; 27.200
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Shumen
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Nikola Kozlevo
Area
 • Total265 km2 (102 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total6,381
 • Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The municipality embraces a territory of 265 km² with a population of 6,381 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

SettlementsEdit

Nikola Kozlevo Municipality includes the following 11 places, all of them are villages:

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Nikola Kozlevo Никола Козлево 789
Harsovo Хърсово 370
Karavelovo Каравелово 357
Krasen Dol Красен дол 143
Kriva Reka Крива река 485
Pet Mogili Пет могили 1,097
Ruzhitsa Ружица 320
Tsani Ginchevo Цани Гинчево 419
Tsarkvitsa Църквица 629
Vekilski Векилски 94
Valnari Вълнари 1,678
Total 6,381

DemographyEdit

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

Nikola Kozlevo Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 11,151 10,034 8,427 7,157 6,796 6,618 6,381 6,100
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 1299 22.9%
Turks 2883 50.8%
Roma (Gypsy) 1176 20.7%
Other 115 2%
Undeclared 199 3.5%

[8]

Vital statisticsEdit

Population Live births Deaths Natural growth Birth rate (‰) Death rate (‰) Natural growth rate (‰)
2000 7,586 100 125 -25 13.2 16.5 -3.2
2001 7,018 96 113 -17 13.7 16.1 -2.4
2002 6,953 100 107 -7 14.4 15.4 -1.0
2003 6,955 84 116 -32 12.1 16.7 -4.6
2004 6,904 109 101 8 15.8 14.6 1.2
2005 6,796 76 112 -36 11.2 16.5 -5.3
2006 6,742 98 91 7 14.5 13.5 1.0
2007 6,618 103 117 -14 15.6 17.7 -2.1
2008 6,466 74 92 -18 11.4 14.2 -2.8
2009 6,381 92 94 -2 14.4 14.7 -0.3
2010 6,344 72 96 -24 11.3 15.1 -3.8
2011 6,130 85 92 -7 13.9 15.0 -1.1
2012 6,104 85 98 -13 13.9 16.1 -2.1
2013 6,093 76 75 1 12.5 12.3 0.2
2014 6,084 74 81 -7 12.2 13.3 -1.2
2015 6,130 61 93 -32 10.0 15.2 -5.2
2016 6,135 60 78 -18 9.8 12.7 2.9
2017 6,204 83 79 4 13.4 12.7 0.6
2018 6,236 80 83 -3 12.8 13.3 -0.5

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 Nikola Kozlevo Municipality [9]
Orthodox Christianity
25.1%
Catholicism
0.1%
Protestantism
0.1%
Islam
67.1%
No religion
1.1%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
6.5%

Nearly all ethnic Turks are Muslim, while nearly all Bulgarians are Orthodox Christians. A majority of the Roma people are Muslim, with a large Christian minority.

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. ^ National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
  6. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and age by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute Archived September 8, 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 April 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine (in Bulgarian)
  9. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.

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