Ruse Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Русе) is a municipality (obshtina) in Ruse Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located along the right bank of Danube river in the Danubian Plain. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Ruse which is also a capital of the province.
Ruse Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.
|Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)||Ruse|
|• Total||469.17 km2 (181.15 sq mi)|
|• Density||370/km2 (970/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
The municipality embraces a territory of 469.17 km² with a population of 175,210 inhabitants, as of December 2009.
Apart from the cultural heritage of the main city, the area is best known with the Danube Bridge, the first bridge over the Danube in Bulgaria.
Ruse Municipality includes the following 14 places (towns are shown in bold):
|Chervena Voda||Червена вода||1,529|
|Dolno Ablanovo||Долно Абланово||214|
|Novo Selo||Ново село||1,176|
The following table shows the change of the population during the last four decades. Since 1992 Ruse Municipality has comprised the former municipality of Novo Selo and the numbers in the table reflect this unification.
|Sources: Census 2001, Census 2011, „pop-stat.mashke.org“,|
According to the latest Bulgarian census of 2011, the religious composition, among those who answered the optional question on religious identification, was the following:
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants - December 2009
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 1000-5000 inhabitants - December 2009
- (in English)National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
- "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
- "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.
- Official website (in Bulgarian)