Kardzhali Province

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Kardzhali Province
Област Кърджали
Province
Location o Kardzhali Province in Bulgarie
Location o Kardzhali Province in Bulgarie
Kintra Bulgarie
Caipital Kardzhali
Municipalities 7
Govrenment
 • Govrenor Ivanka Taushanova
Aurie
 • Total 3,209 km2 (1,239 sq mi)
Population (February 2011)[1]
 • Tot 152,808
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Simmer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
License plate K
Wabsteid kj.government.bg

Kardzhali Province (Bulgarie: Област Кърджали, transliteratit Oblast Kardjali) is a province o soothren Bulgarie, neebourin Greece wi the Greek regional units o Xanthi, Rhodope an Evros tae the sooth an east. Kardzhali Province aurie is 3209.1 km². Its main ceety is Kardzhali.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The territory o Kardzhali province wis acquired bi Bulgarie durin the First Balkan War in 1912. In 1913 the region wis organizit as the destrict (окръг, okrag in Bulgarie) o Mestanli. This destrict wis pairt o Stara Zagora province frae 1934 till 1949,[2] then it wis transferred tae the newly formit Haskovo destrict. In 1959 Kardzhali became the centre o a new destrict wi seemilar borders tae the current province. Atween 1987 an 1999, the region wis pairt o Haskovo Province, efter which it wis restored, nou as a province an wi slichtly chyngit borders.

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Municipalities in Kardzhali province

The Kardzhali province (област, oblast) contains seiven municipalities (singular: oбщина, obshtina - plural: общини, obshtini). The follaein table shows the names o each municipality in Scots an Cyrillic, the main toun (in bauld) or veelage, an the population as o 2009.

Municipality Cyrillic Pop.[3] Toun/Veelage Pop.[3]
Ardino Ардино 13,766 Ardino 4,368
Chernoochene Черноочене 10,132 Chernoochene 335
Dzhebel Джебел 9,012 Dzhebel 3,288
Kardzhali Кърджали 75,525 Kardzhali 50,482
Kirkovo Кирково 22,833 Kirkovo 719
Krumovgrad Крумовград 20,517 Krumovgrad 5,475
Momchilgrad Момчилград 19,327 Momchilgrad 9,187

Touns an veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

The population data an figurs are o December 15, 2004

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Kardzhali province haed a population o 149,661 accordin tae the 2011 census, o which 49.8% wur male an 50.2% wur female.[1][4][5][6]

The follaein table represents the chynge o the population in the province efter Warld War II:

Kardzhali Province
Year 1946 1956 1965 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 218,686 246,761 283,758 273,906 290,254 203,251 164,019 158,541 156,652 154,719 149,661
Sources: National Statistical Institute,[4] „Census 2001“,[5] „Census 2011“,[1] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??

Releegion[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the 2001 census, 149,839 fowk frae Kardzhali province identifee'd ane o the follaein as thair releegion (wi percentage o tot population): 35,265 Orthodox Christian (21.5%), 114,217 Muslim (69.6%), 197 Roman Catholic (0.1%), 89 Protestant (0.05%), an 71 ither (0.04%).[7]

Leid[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the 2001 census, 160,167 fowk frae Kardzhali province identifee'd ane o the follaein as thair mither tongue (wi percentage o tot population): 101,548 Turkis (61.9%), 57,046 Bulgarie (34.8%), 1,171 Roma (Gypsy) (0.7%), an 402 ither (0.2%).[8]

Ethnic groups[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the 2001 census, 158,704 fowk frae Kardzhali province identifee'd thairsels as belangin tae ane o the follaein ethnic groups (wi percentage o tot population):[9]

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgaries 55,939 34.105%
Turks 101,116 61.649%
Roma (Gypsy) 1,264 0.771%
Roushies 234 0.143%
Armenies 41 0.025%
Vlachs - 0.000%
Macedonies 7 0.004%
Greeks 21 0.013%
Ukrainians 20 0.012%
Jews 1 0.001%
Romanies 1 0.001%
Ither 60 0.037%

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  2. http://www.visittobulgaria.com/visit/dir.asp?d=0-8-Ardino History of Ardino
  3. 3.0 3.1 (in Bulgarie) Population Chart, 15.03.2009 from Bulgarian Directorate General: Civil Registration and Administrative Services
  4. 4.0 4.1 (in Bulgarie) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - 2011 census
  5. 5.0 5.1 (in Inglis) „WorldCityPopulation“
  6. (in Bulgarie) Population by 01.02.2011 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Preliminary results of Census 2011
  7. (in Bulgarie) Population to 01.03.2001 by Region and Religion from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  8. (in Bulgarie) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Mother Tongue from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  9. (in Bulgarie) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Ethnic Group from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001

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