Ruen Municipality
Община Руен
Municipality (Obshtina)
Landscape near Planinitsa
Location in Burgas province
Location on map of Bulgaria
CountryBulgaria
Province (Oblast)Burgas
SeatRuen
Area
 • Total689.94 km2 (266.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total29,101
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitewww.obstinaruen.com

Ruen Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Руен, Obshtina Ruen) is a municipality in Burgas Province, Bulgaria. It includes the town of Ruen and a number of villages.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census, among those who answered the optional question on ethnic identification, the majority of the population declared to be part of the Turkish minority of Bulgarian. The municipality of Ruen has one of the highest concentration of Bulgarian Turks in the country with 87% its population belonging to this ethnic group.[1] The percentage of ethnic Bulgarians is less than 7%, which is one of the lowest in Bulgaria. The municipality has also one of the highest share of Muslims: 87.5% declared to be part of the Muslim minority in Bulgaria.

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 Ruen Municipality [2]
Orthodox Christianity
5.8%
Catholicism
0.5%
Protestantism
0.2%
Islam
87.5%
No religion
1.0%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
5.0%

References

  1. ^ "Ethnic composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  2. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.

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Coordinates: 42°48′00″N 27°16′59″E / 42.8000°N 27.2830°E / 42.8000; 27.2830