Razgrad Province (Bulgarian: Област Разград (Oblast Razgrad), former name Razgrad okrug) is a province in Northeastern Bulgaria, geographically part of the Ludogorie region. It is named after its administrative and industrial centre - the town of Razgrad. As of December 2009, the Province has a total population of 132,740 inhabitants on a territory of 2,639.7 km2 (1,019.2 sq mi) that is divided into 7 municipalities.
Location of Razgrad Province in Bulgaria
|• Total||2,639.7 km2 (1,019.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||47/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
The Razgrad province (област, oblast) contains seven municipalities (singular: община, obshtina - plural: общини, obshtini). The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and Cyrillic, the main town or village (towns are shown in bold), and the population of each as of 2009.
|Tsar Kaloyan||Цар Калоян||6,314||Tsar Kaloyan||3,856|
The Razgrad province had a population of 152,417 according to a 2001 census, of which 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. As of the end of 2009, the population of the province, announced by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, numbered 132,740 of which 23.1% are inhabitants aged over 60 years.
The following table represents the change of the population in the province after World War II. Since 1992 the former municipality of Senovo has been detached from the Razgrad Province and the numbers in the table reflect this separation:
|Sources: National Statistical Institute, „Census 2001“, „Census 2011“, „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??|
The population of Razgrad Province is ethnically mixed, with a slight Turkish majority. According to the 2001 census, the main ethnic group are the Bulgarians (67,069), the Turks (71,963) and the Roma (8,733).
Total population (2011 census): 125 190
Ethnic groups (2011 census): Identified themselves: 114,475 people:
- Turks: 57,261 (50,02%)
- Bulgarians: 49,229 (43,00%)
- Romani: 5,719 (5,00%)
- Others and indefinable: 2,266 (1,98%)
A further 10,000 people in Razgrad Province did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.
Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census:
|Religion not mentioned||4,101||2.69%|
- (in English) Bulgarian Provinces area and population 1999 — National Center for Regional Development — page 90-91 Archived 2011-01-13 at the Wayback Machine
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - provinces and municipalities in 2009
- (in English) „WorldCityPopulation“
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian Settlements 1000–5000 inhabitants – December 2009
- (in Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Population by age in 2009 Archived 2012-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
- (in Bulgarian)National Statistical Institute - Provinces population 1965[permanent dead link]
- (in Bulgarian)National Statistical Institute - Provinces population 1975[permanent dead link]
- (in Bulgarian)National Statistical Institute - Provinces and Municipalities population 1985[permanent dead link]
- (in Bulgarian)National Statistical Institute - Municipalities population 1992[permanent dead link]
- (in Bulgarian)Census 2001
- (in Bulgarian) Population on 1 February 2011 by provinces, municipalities, settlements and age; National Statistical Institute
- Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 1 February 2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (in Bulgarian)
- (in Bulgarian) Religious adherence in Bulgaria - census 2001
- Official site (in Bulgarian)