Provinces o Bulgarie

Frae Wikipedia
Lowp tae: navigation, rake

Template:Politics o Bulgarie Syne 1999, Bulgarie haes been dividit intae 28 provinces (Bulgarie: области, oblasti; singular област, oblast; an aw translatit as "region") which correspond approximately tae the 28 destricts (okrugs) that existit afore 1987. In 1987, durin the Communist regime o Todor Zhivkov, the destricts wur consolidatit intae nine lairger provinces (oblasts), which survivit till 1999.[1]

Each province is namit efter its caipital. In the case o Sofia Province an Sofia Caipital, Sofia is the caipital o baith, but its territory is anerlie includit in Sofia Caipital.

The provinces are further subdividit intae 264 municipalities (община, obshtina).

Province Population (Census 2001)[2][3] Population (Census 2011)[2][3] Population growth (2001/2011)[2] Land aurie (km²) Population density (/km²) Municipalities
Blagoevgrad 341,173 323,552 -5.2% 6,478 49.95 14
Burgas 423,547 415,817 -1.8% 7,618 54.58 13
Dobrich 215,217 189,677 -11.9% 4,700 40.36 8
Gabrovo 144,125 122,702 -14.9% 2,053 59.77 4
Haskovo 277,478 246,238 -11.3% 4,033 61.06 11
Kardzhali 164,019 152,808 -6.8% 4,032 37.90 7
Kyustendil 162,534 136,686 -15.9% 3,027 45.16 9
Lovech 169,951 141,422 -16.8% 4,134 34.21 8
Montana 182,258 148,098 -18.7% 3,595 41.20 11
Pazardzhik 310,723 275,548 -11.3% 4,393 62.72 11
Pernik 149,832 133,530 -10.9% 2,377 56.18 6
Pleven 311,985 269,752 -13.5% 4,216 63.98 11
Plovdiv 715,816 683,027 -4.6% 5,973 114.35 18
Razgrad 152,417 125,190 -17.9% 2,648 47.28 7
Ruse 266,157 235,252 -11.6% 2,616 89.93 8
Shumen 204,378 180,528 -11.7% 3,365 53.65 10
Silistra 142,000 119,474 -15.9% 2,862 41.74 7
Sliven 218,474 197,473 -9.6% 3,646 54.16 4
Smolyan 140,066 121,752 -13.1% 3,532 34.47 10
Sofia-Caipital 1,170,842 1,291,591 +10.3% 1,349 957.44 1
Sofia (province) 273,240 247,489 -9.4% 7,277 34.01 22
Stara Zagora 370,615 333,265 -10.1% 4,959 67.20 11
Targovishte 137,689 120,818 -12.3% 2,735 44.17 5
Varna 462,013 475,074 +2.8% 3,819 124.40 12
Veliko Tarnovo 293,172 258,494 -11.8% 4,684 55.19 10
Vidin 130,074 101,018 -22.3% 3,071 32.89 11
Vratsa 243,036 186,848 -23.1% 4,098 45.59 10
Yambol 156,070 131,447 -15.8% 4,209 31.23 5

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1987, the then-existin twinty-aicht destricts wur transformit intae nine lairge provinces. In 1999, the auld destricts wur restored, but the designation "province" ("oblast") wis kept. The nine lairge provinces are leetit below, alang wi the pre-1987 destricts (post-1999 provinces) comprisin them.

Provinces o Bulgarie frae 1987 tae 1998
1987-1999
oblasts
Comprising
Burgas Burgas, Sliven, Yambol
Haskovo Haskovo, Kardzhali, Stara Zagora
Lovech Gabrovo, Lovech, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo
Montana Montana, Vidin, Vratsa
Plovdiv Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Smolyan
Razgrad Razgrad, Ruse, Silistra, Targovishte
Sofia Sofia City
Sofia Blagoevgrad, Kyustendil, Pernik, Sofia
Varna Dobrich, Shumen, Varna

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Government Structure of Bulgaria at countrystudies.us, a website affiliated with the Library of Congress
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://www.nsi.bg/EPDOCS/Census2011final.pdf Census 2011 PDF
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://censusresults.nsi.bg/Welcome.aspx Census 2011

Template:Bulgarie topics