Borovo Municipality
Община Борово
Municipality
Borovo Municipality within Bulgaria and Ruse Province.
Coordinates: 43°35′N 25°46′E / 43.583°N 25.767°E / 43.583; 25.767Coordinates: 43°35′N 25°46′E / 43.583°N 25.767°E / 43.583; 25.767
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Ruse
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Borovo
Area
 • Total245.3 km2 (94.7 sq mi)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total6,699
 • Density27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Borovo Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Борово) is a small 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 town of Borovo.

The municipality embraces a territory of 245,3 km² with a population of 6,699 inhabitants, as of December 2009.[1]

The main road E85 crosses the area from south to north, connecting the province centre of Ruse with the cities of Veliko Tarnovo and respectively Pleven and Sofia.

Settlements

Borovo Municipality includes the following 7 places (towns are shown in bold):

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[2][3][4]
(December 2009)
Borovo Борово 2,330
Batin Батин 655
Brestovitsa Брестовица 310
Ekzarh Yosif Екзарх Йосиф 594
Gorno Ablanovo Горно Абланово 1,160
Obretenik Обретеник 1,495
Volovo Волово 155
Total 6,699

Demography

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

Borovo Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 11,827 9,774 8,889 7,905 7,223 6,985 6,699 ...
Sources: Census 2001,[5] Census 2011,[6] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[7]

Religion

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 Borovo Municipality [8]
Orthodox Christianity
58.2%
Catholicism
0.4%
Protestantism
0.2%
Islam
29.4%
No religion
2.4%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
9.4%

See also

References

  1. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  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. ^ (in English)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.