Novo Selo Municipality

Община Ново село
Municipality
Novo Selo Municipality within Bulgaria and Vidin Province.
Coordinates: 44°8′N 22°47′E / 44.133°N 22.783°E / 44.133; 22.783Coordinates: 44°8′N 22°47′E / 44.133°N 22.783°E / 44.133; 22.783
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast)Vidin
Admin. centre (Obshtinski tsentar)Novo Selo
Area
 • Total109.5 km2 (42.3 sq mi)
Population
 (April 2011)[1]
 • Total2,979
 • Density27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websiteobshtina-novoselo.com

Novo Selo Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Ново село) is a frontier municipality (obshtina) in Vidin Province, Northwestern Bulgaria, located along the right bank of Danube river in the Danubian Plain. It is named after its administrative centre - the village of Novo Selo. The area borders on Romania beyond the Danube to the north.

The municipality embraces a territory of 109.5 km² with a population of 2,979 inhabitants, as of the April 2011 census.[1]

Settlements

Novo Selo Municipality includes the following 5 places all of them villages:

Town/Village Cyrillic Population[1]
Novo Selo Ново село 1,015
Florentin Флорентин 352
Negovanovtsi Неговановци 398
Vinarovo Винарово 755
Yasen Ясен 259
Total 2,979

Demography

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

Novo Selo Municipality
Year 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 7,187 5,753 5,218 4,206 3,733 3,588 3,381 2,979
Sources: Census 2001,[2] Census 2011,[1] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[3]

Age structure

The municipality of Novo Selo has a fastly ageing population. As of December 2018 the share of elderly people (aged 65+) reached 43.4%, up from 41.7% in 2011. The share of children aged up to 14 years old declined from 8.6% tot 8.4% in the same period.

Age structure of Novo Selo Municipality [4]
Year Population 0 – 4 5 – 9 10 – 14 15 – 19 20 – 24 25 – 29 30 – 34 35 – 39 40 – 44 45 – 49 50 – 54 55 – 59 60 – 64 65 – 69 70 – 74 75 – 79 80+
February 2011 2,979 61 102 93 88 104 82 132 111 127 139 151 219 327 342 301 285 315
December 2016 2,691 73 63 97 103 81 96 98 119 120 149 148 152 225 303 314 232 318
December 2017 2,593 64 61 96 113 75 97 91 104 120 146 147 142 195 286 316 238 312
December 2018 2,500 66 58 87 119 69 84 94 94 122 139 137 149 197 236 316 242 291

Ethnic composition

According to the 2011 census, among those who answered the optional question on ethnic identification (in total 2970), the ethnic composition of the municipality was the following:[5]

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgarians 2834 96.7%
Turks NAN NA
Roma (Gypsy) 70 2.4%
Other 19 0.6%
Undeclared NAN NA

Bulgarians constitute the largest ethnic group in the municipality of Novo Selo. Nearly all Romani people are concentrated in the village of Novo Selo. There was also a significant Vlach population, but their numbers are declining rapidly.

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 Novo Selo Municipality [6]
Orthodox Christianity
94.0%
Catholicism
0.4%
Protestantism
0.2%
Islam
0.0%
No religion
2.4%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
3.0%

An overwhelming majority of the population of Novo Selo Municipality identify themselves as Christians. At the 2011 census, 94.0% of respondents identified as Orthodox Christians belonging to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Population by province, municipality, settlement and age by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (in Bulgarian)
  2. ^ (in English)National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
  3. ^ "Population of Bulgarian divisions". Pop-stat.mashke.org. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference census2011 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (in Bulgarian)
  6. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.
Note:^^The figures for those declaring Turkish or Other ethnicities is confidential, as due to their very low number they could be used to identify individual persons and the publishing of such information is prohibited by the Bulgarian Law on Statistics.