Teteven Municipality

Teteven Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Тетевен) is a municipality (obshtina) in Lovech Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located from the northern slopes of the central Stara planina mountain to the area of the Fore-Balkan. It is named after its administrative centre - the town of Teteven.

Teteven Municipality

Община Тетевен
Municipality
Teteven Municipality within Bulgaria and Lovech Province.
Teteven Municipality within Bulgaria and Lovech Province.
Coordinates: 42°52′N 24°17′E / 42.867°N 24.283°E / 42.867; 24.283Coordinates: 42°52′N 24°17′E / 42.867°N 24.283°E / 42.867; 24.283
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Lovech
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Teteven
Area
 • Total697 km2 (269 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total22,016
 • Density32/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The municipality embraces a territory of 697 km² with a population of 22,016 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The main road E772 crosses the area through the northernmost parts of the municipality.

SettlementsEdit

Teteven Municipality includes the following 13 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Teteven Тетевен 10,613
Babintsi Бабинци 272
Balgarski Izvor Български извор 1,304
Cherni Vit Черни Вит 722
Divchovoto Дивчовото 187
Galata Галата 2,532
Glogovo Глогово 1,472
Glozhene Гложене 1,059
Golyam Izvor Голям извор 529
Gradezhnitsa Градежница 1,789
Malka Zhelyazna Малка Желязна 144
Ribaritsa Рибарица 1,137
Vasilyovo Васильово 256
Total 22,016

DemographyEdit

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

Teteven Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 26,661 26,689 25,952 23,768 22,715 22,266 22,016 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[7]

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 Teteven Municipality [8]
Orthodox Christianity
62.6%
Catholicism
0.4%
Protestantism
0.3%
Islam
2.4%
No religion
17.1%
Prefer not to answer, others and aindefinable
17.2%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
  2. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  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. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  7. ^ "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  8. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.

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