Sitovo Municipality

Sitovo Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Ситово) is a small municipality (obshtina) in Silistra Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located along the right bank of Danube river in the Danubian Plain in the area of the South Dobrudzha geographical region. It is named after its administrative centre - the village of Sitovo.

Sitovo Municipality

Община Ситово
Municipality
Sitovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Silistra Province.
Sitovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Silistra Province.
Coordinates: 44°1′N 26°59′E / 44.017°N 26.983°E / 44.017; 26.983Coordinates: 44°1′N 26°59′E / 44.017°N 26.983°E / 44.017; 26.983
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Silistra
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Sitovo
Area
 • Total270.97 km2 (104.62 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009)[2]
 • Total5,810
 • Density21/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The municipality embraces a territory of 270.97[1] km² with a population of 5,810 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[2]

The main road II-21 crosses the area centrally, from east to west, connecting the province centre of Silistra with the city of Ruse.

SettlementsEdit

Sitovo Municipality includes the following 12 places all of them villages:

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[3][4][5]
(December 2009)
Sitovo Ситово 847
Bosna Босна 371
Dobrotitsa Добротица 434
Garvan Гарван 421
Irnik Ирник 104
Iskra Искра 1,856
Lyuben Любен 654
Nova Popina Нова Попина 88
Polyan Поляна 176
Popina Попина 701
Slatina Слатина 132
Yastrebna Ястребна 26
Total 5,810

DemographyEdit

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

Sitovo Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 10,829 9,035 7,554 6,856 6,356 6,080 5,810 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[6] Census 2011,[7] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[8]

Ethnic groupsEdit

Ethnic Bulgarians constitute the plurality in Sitovo Municipality. Turks form the second largest ethnic group and Roma people form the third largest ethnic group.

Ethnic groups in Sitovo Municipality (2011 census)
Ethnic group Percentage
Bulgarians
49.8%
Turks
39.6%
Roma
7.4%
others and indefinable
3.2%

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 Sitovo Municipality [9]
Orthodox Christianity
43.8%
Catholicism
0.2%
Protestantism
0.3%
Islam
49.0%
No religion
3.2%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
3.5%

Most Bulgarians are Orthodox Christians, while most Turks and Roma people are Muslim.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b (in Bulgarian)Characterization of Silistra Province
  2. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants - December 2009
  5. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian Settlements 1000-5000 inhabitants - December 2009
  6. ^ National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
  7. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  8. ^ "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  9. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.

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