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Montana Province (Bulgarie: Област Монтана, transliteratit: Oblast Montana) is a province in northwastren Bulgarie, borderin Serbie in the soothwast an Romanie in the north. It spreads its aurie atween the Danube river an Balkan muntain. As o Februar 2011, the province haes a population o 148,098 inhabitants,[1] on territory of 3,635.5 km². It wis namit efter its admeenistrative centre the ceety o Montana.

Montana Province

Област Монтана
Location o Montana Province in Bulgarie
Location o Montana Province in Bulgarie
KintraBulgarie
CaipitalMontana
Municipalities11
Govrenment
 • GovrenorIvaylo Petrov
Area
 • Total3,635.5 km2 (1,403.7 sq mi)
Population
 (Census February 2011[1])
 • Tot148,098
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
License plateM
Wabsteidwww.MontanaBG.org

MunicipalitiesEedit

 
Municipalities in Montana province

The Montana province (Област, oblast) contains 11 municipalities (singular: община, obshtina - plural: Общини, obshtini). The follaein table shows the names o each municipality in Inglis an in Cyrillic, the main toun (in bauld) or veelage, an the population as o 2011.

Municipality Cyrillic Pop.[2][3][4] Toun/Veelage Pop.[3][5][6]
Berkovitsa Берковица 19,587 Berkovitsa 14,124
Boychinovtsi Бойчиновци 9,611 Boychinovtsi 1,588
Brusartsi Брусарци 5,140 Brusartsi 1,277
Chiprovtsi Чипровци 3,773 Chiprovtsi 1,937
Georgi Damyanovo Георги Дамяново 2,867 Georgi Damyanovo 494
Lom Лом 31,064 Lom 25,321
Medkovets Медковец 4,103 Medkovets 1,866
Montana Монтана 57,064 Montana 46,574
Valchedram Вълчедръм 9,988 Valchedram 3,748
Varshets Вършец 8,424 Varshets 6,439
Yakimovo Якимово 4,481 Yakimovo 1,711

DemographyEedit

The Montana province haed a population o 148,098 accordin tae a 2011 census, o which 49.2% wur male an 50.8% wur female.[7] As o the end o 2009, the population o the province, annooncit bi the Bulgarie Naitional Statistical Institute, numbered 155,899[2] of which 30.5% are inhabitants aged over 60 years.[8]

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

Montana Province
Year 1946 1956 1965 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 242,073 243,431 241,200 235,800 222,632 208,128 182,258 166,775 161,161 155,899 148,098
Soorces: Naitional Stateestical Institute,[2][9][10][11][12] „Census 2001“,[13] „Census 2011“,[1] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,[4]

ReleegionEedit

In the 2011 census, 136,175 fowk frae Montana province identifee'd ane o the follaein as their releegion (wi percentage o total population):[14]

Census 2011
releegious adherence population %
Orthodox Christians 100,571 73.86%
Muslims 94 0.07%
Roman Catholics 438 0.32%
Protestants 2,740 2.01%
Ither 163 0.12%
Releegion no mentioned 17,323 12,72%
Releegion nane 14,842 10,9%
total 136,175 100%

LeidEedit

In the 2001 census, 181,208 fowk frae Montana province identifee'd ane o the follaein as their mither tongue (wi percentage o total population): 160,494 Bulgarie (88.1%), 19,849 Roma (Gypsy) (10.9%), 220 Turkis (0.1%), and 645 other (0.4%).[15]

Ethnic groupsEedit

Tot population (2011 census): 148 098[16]

Ethnic groups (2011 census):[17] Identified themselves: 143 467 persons:

  • Bulgarians: 123 820 (86,31%)
  • Gypsies: 18 228 (12,71%)
  • Ithers an indefinable: 1 248 (0,87%)

In the 2001 census, 181,175 fowk o the population o 182,258 o Montana Province identified themselves as belangin tae ane o the follaein ethnic groups (wi percentage o tot population):[18]

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgarie 157,507 86.42%
Turkis 235 0.129%
Roma (Gypsy) 22,784 12.501%
Roushie 272 0.149%
Armenie 19 0.01%
Vlachs 19 0.01%
Macedonie 16 0.009%
Greek 24 0.013%
Ukrainian 46 0.025%
Jewish 3 0.002%
Romanie - 0.000%
Ither 250 0.137%

Touns an veelagesEedit

The place names in bauld hae the status o toun (in Bulgarie: град, transliteratit as grad). Ither localities hae the status o veelage (in Bulgarie: село, transliteratit as selo). The names o localities are transliteratit in Laitin alphabet,[19][20] follaeed in parentheses bi the oreeginal name in Bulgarie Cyrillic alphabet which links taethe correspondin Bulgarie Wikipedia airticle).

Berkovitsa (Берковица)Eedit

The Berkovitsa municipality haes ane toun (in bauld) an 19 veelages:

Boychinovtsi (Бойчиновци)Eedit

The Boychinovtsi municipality haes ane toun (in bauld) an 12 veelages:

Brusartsi (Брусарци)Eedit

The Brusartsi municipality haes ane toun (in bauld) an nine veelages:

Chiprovtsi (Чипровци)Eedit

The Chiprovtsi municipality haes ane toun (in bauld) an nine veelages:

Georgi Damyanovo (Георги Дамяново)Eedit

The Georgi Damyanovo municipality haes 13 veelages:

Lom (Лом)Eedit

The Lom municipality haes ane toun (in bauld) an nine veelages:

Medkovets (Медковец)Eedit

The Medkovets municipality haes five veelages:

Montana (Монтана)Eedit

The Montana municipality haes ane toun (in bauld) an 23 veelages:

Valchedram (Вълчедръм)Eedit

The Valchedram municipality haes ane toun (in bauld) an ten veelages:

Varshets (Вършец)Eedit

Main airticle: Varshets Municipality

The Varshets municipality haes ane toun (in bauld), aicht veelages an ane monastery (which haes offeecial status as a locality[21]):

Yakimovo (Якимово)Eedit

The Yakimovo municipality haes fower veelages:

See an awEedit

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (in Bulgarie)National Statistical Institute - Census 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (in Inglis) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - provinces and municipalities in 2009
  3. 3.0 3.1 (in Inglis) „WorldCityPopulation“
  4. 4.0 4.1 „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  5. (in Inglis) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  6. „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  7. (in Bulgarie) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  8. (in Inglis) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Population by age in 2009
  9. (in Bulgarie)National Statistical Institute - Population 1965
  10. (in Bulgarie)National Statistical Institute - Population 1975
  11. (in Bulgarie)National Statistical Institute - Population 1985
  12. (in Bulgarie)National Statistical Institute - Population 1992
  13. (in Inglis)National Statistical Institute - Census 2001
  14. (in Bulgarie) Religious adherence in Bulgaria - census 2001
  15. (in Bulgarie) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Mother Tongue from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  16. (in Bulgarie) Population on 01.02.2011 by provinces, municipalities, settlements and age; National Statistical Institute
  17. Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (in Bulgarie)
  18. (in Bulgarie) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Ethnic Group from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  19. Geonames Search at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) - reference for location names
  20. Montana Region/District at Guide-Bulgaria.com - reference for location names
  21. (in Bulgarie) Population Chart, 15.03.2009 from Bulgarian Directorate General: Civil Registration and Administrative Services

Freemit airtinsEedit