Veliko Tarnovo Province
|Veliko Tarnovo Province|
Област Велико Търново
Location of Veliko Tarnovo Province in Bulgaria
|• Governor||Pencho Penchev|
|• Total||4,662 km2 (1,800 sq mi)|
|Population (February 2011 )|
|• Density||55/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgarian: Област Велико Търново) is a province in the middle of the northern part of Bulgaria. Its capital city, Veliko Tarnovo, is of historical significance as it is known as the capital of Medieval Bulgaria. The province is divided into 10 municipalities with a total population, as of December 2009, of 275,395 inhabitants.
Other towns in the province include Gorna Oryahovitsa, which is within 10 kilometres of Veliko Tarnovo, Svishtov, set on Danube River and famous for its Tsenov Academy of Economics, and Suhindol, the hometown of Lovico — an internationally recognised label for fine wines and spirits. Another notable place is the village of Arbanasi, set between Veliko Tarnovo and Gorna Oryahovitsa. The combination of old style and modern architecture, as well as its churches and monasteries, present the spirit of Bulgaria. Real estate is among the most expensive in the country.
The Veliko Tarnovo province (Област, oblast) contains 10 municipalities (singular: oбщина, obshtina - plural: Общини, obshtini). The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and Cyrillic, the main town (in bold) or village, and the population of each as of December 2009.
|Gorna Oryahovitsa||Горна Оряховица||48,695||Gorna Oryahovitsa||32,436|
|Polski Trambesh||Полски Тръмбеш||15,309||Polski Trambesh||4,546|
|Veliko Tarnovo||Велико Търново||88,724||Veliko Tarnovo||67,099|
The Veliko Tarnovo province had a population of 293,294 (293,172 also given) according to a 2001 census, of which 48.3% were male and 51.6% were female. As of the end of 2009, the population of the province, announced by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, numbered 275,395 of which 26% are inhabitants aged over 60 years.
The following table represents the change of the population in the province after World War II:
- Bulgarians: 211 353 (90,32%)
- Turks: 15 709 (6,71%)
- Gypsies: 3 875 (1,65%)
- Others and indefinable: 3 055 (1,31%)
A further 25,000 persons in the Province did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.
|Religion not mentioned||7,504||2.56%|
- Provinces of Bulgaria
- Municipalities of Bulgaria
- List of cities and towns in Bulgaria
- List of villages in Veliko Tarnovo Province
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
- (English) „WorldCityPopulation“
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
- (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Population by age in 2009
- (Bulgarian) Population on 01.02.2011 by provinces, municipalities, settlements and age; National Statistical Institute
- Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)
- (Bulgarian) Religious adherence in Bulgaria - census 2001
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