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Novi Pazar Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Нови пазар) is a municipality (obshtina) in Shumen Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located between Ludogorie and Provadia Plateau, not far from South Dobrudzha geographical region. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Novi Pazar.

Novi Pazar Municipality

Община Нови пазар
Municipality
Novi Pazar Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Novi Pazar Municipality within Bulgaria and Shumen Province.
Coordinates: 43°21′N 27°12′E / 43.350°N 27.200°E / 43.350; 27.200Coordinates: 43°21′N 27°12′E / 43.350°N 27.200°E / 43.350; 27.200
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Shumen
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Novi Pazar
Area
 • Total317.65 km2 (122.65 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total18,476
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The municipality embraces a territory of 318 km² with a population of 18,476 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1] The southernmost part of the area is crossed by the eastern operating section of Hemus motorway which is planned to connect the port of Varna with the country capital – Sofia.

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SettlementsEdit

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

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Novi Pazar Нови Пазар 12,673
Bedzhene Беджене 30
Enevo Енево 448
Izbul Избул 321
Mirovtsi Мировци 508
Pamukchii Памукчии 1,277
Pisarevo Писарево 95
Praventsi Правенци 300
Preselka Преселка 264
Sechishte Сечище 132
Stan Стан 524
Stoyan Mihaylovski Стоян Михайловски 824
Tranitsa Тръница 140
Voyvoda Войвода 518
Zaychino Oreshe Зайчино Ореше 229
Zhilino Жилино 193
Total 18,476

DemographyEdit

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

Novi Pazar Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 25,685 24,826 20,985 19,559 19,141 18,934 18,476 16,879
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 9872 62.9%
Turks 3941 25.1%
Roma (Gypsy) 1720 11%
Other 59 0.4%
Undeclared 112 0.7%

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