Pleven Province


Pleven Province

Infobox Province of Bulgaria
Cyrillic = Област Плевен


Capital = Pleven
Municipalities = Belene, Gulyantsi, Dolna Mitropoliya, Dolni Dabnik, Levski, Nikopol, Iskar, Pleven, Pordim, Cherven Bryag, Knezha
Area = 4,333.54 km²
Population = 320,449 GRAO (14.09.2007)
LicensePlate = EH
Governor = Tsvetko Tsvetkov
Website = http://www.pleven-oblast.bg/

Pleven Province or Plevenska Oblast ( _bg. Плевенска Област) is a province located in central northern Bulgaria, bordering the Danube river, Romania and the Bulgarian provinces of Vratsa, Veliko Tarnovo and Lovech. Pleven Province embraces a territory of 4,333.54 km² and a population of 310,449. The capital is the city of Pleven.

Naming

The following Bulgarian terms may be used:
* Плевенска област ("Plevenska oblast")
* Област Плевен ("Oblast Pleven")
* Плевенски окръг ("Plevenski okrag"), obsolete
* Окръг Плевен ("Okrag Pleven"), obsolete

Geography

The province is part of the central Danubian Plain. It is crossed from south to north by the rivers Iskar, Vit and Osam (in west-east order); the river valleys are separated by limestone plateaus.

Administrative subdivision

Pleven Province is subdivided into the following municipalities (община / "obshtina"). All towns (in bold) and villages are listed.

Belene municipality

Belene,
Byala voda,
Dekov,
Kulina voda,
Petokladentsi,
Tatari

Cherven bryag municipality

Breste,
Glava,
Gornik,
Deventsi,Koynare,
Lepitsa,
Radomirtsi,
Rakita,
Reselets,
Ruptsi,
Suhache,
Telish,Cherven bryag,
Chomakovtsi

Gulyantsi municipality

Brest,
Gigen,
Iskar,Gulyantsi,
Dolni Vit,
Dabovan,
Zagrazhden,
Kreta,
Lenkovo,
Milkovitsa,
Somovit,
Shiyakovo

Dolni Dabnik municipality

Barkach,
Gorni Dabnik,
Gradina,Dolni Dabnik,
Krushovitsa,
Petarnitsa,
Sadovets

Dolna Mitropoliya municipality

Baykal,
Bivolare,
Bozhuritsa,
Bregare,
Gorna Mitropoliya,
Gostilya,Dolna Mitropoliya,
Komarevo,
Krushovene,
Orehovitsa,
Pobeda,
Podem,
Riben,
Slavovitsa,
Stavertsi,Trastenik

Iskar municipality

Dolni Lukovit,Iskar,
Pisarovo,
Staroseltsi

Knezha municipality

Brenitsa,
Enitsa,Knezha,
Lazarovo

Levski municipality

Asenovtsi,
Asparuhovo,
Bozhurluk,
Balgarene,
Varana,
Gradishte,
Izgrev,
Kozar Belene,Levski,
Malchika,
Obnova,
Stezherovo,
Tranchovitsa

Nikopol municipality

Asenovo,
Batsova mahala,
Vabel,
Debovo,
Dragash voyvoda,
Evlogievo,
Zhernov,
Lozitsa,
Lyubenovo,
Muselievo,Nikopol,
Novachene,
Sanadinovo,
Cherkovitsa

Pleven municipality

Beglezh,
Bohot,
Brestovets,
Brashlyanitsa,
Bukovlak,
Varbitsa,
Gortalovo,
Grivitsa,
Disevitsa,
Koilovtsi,
Kartozhabene,
Kashin,
Laskar,
Mechka,
Nikolaevo,
Opanets,
Pelishat,Pleven,
Radishevo,
Ralevo,Slavyanovo,
Todorovo,
Tuchenitsa,
Tarnene,
Yasen

Pordim municipality

Borislav,
Valchitran,
Zgalevo,
Kamenets,
Kateritsa,
Odarne,Pordim,
Totleben

Demographics

According to the 2001 census, the population of the province is 311,985, of which Bulgarians constitute an overwhelming majority of 280,475. 16,931 signed as Turks (though this number very likely also includes many Roma) and 9,777 as Roma.

In terms of religion, 275,112 declared to be Eastern Orthodox, 15,681 Muslim and 7,065 Roman Catholic (second largest number in the country).

283,626 people specified Bulgarian as their mother tongue, 14,947 declared to speak Turkish at home, while the native speakers of Roma are 8,861.

External links

* [http://www.pleven-oblast.bg/ Pleven Province]


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