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Coordinates: 41°39′N 25°22′E / 41.65°N 25.367°E / 41.65; 25.367

Kardzhali Province
Oblast Kardjali

Област Кърджали
Map of Bulgaria indicating Kardzhali ProvinceOblast Kardjali
Capital Kardzhali
Area 3,209 km²
Population 164,019 (2001)[1]
171,112 (2009 est.)[2]
Population density 53/km² (2001)
100/km² (2009 est.)
Municipalities 7
License plate province code K
Time zone
- Summer (DST)
EET (UTC+2)
EEST (UTC+3)
Governor Ivanka Taushanova

Kardzhali Province (Bulgarian: Област Кърджали, transliterated Oblast Kardjali) is a province of southern Bulgaria, neighbouring Greece with the Greek prefectures of Xanthi, Rodhopi and Evros to the south and east. Kardzhali Province area is 3209.1 km². Its main city is Kardzhali.

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Municipalities

Municipalities in Kardzhali province

The Kardzhali province (област, oblast) contains seven 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 as of 2009.

Municipality Cyrillic Pop.[2] Town/Village Pop.[2]
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

Towns and villages

The population data and figures are of December 15, 2004

  • Abramovo (pop: 94)
  • Ahrisko (pop: 127, elev: 680 m, postal code: 6761)

Demographics

The Kardzhali province had a population of 164,019 according to a 2001 census, of which 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female.[1]

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Religion

In the 2001 census, 149,839 people from Kardzhali province identified one of the following as their religion (with percentage of total population): 114,217 Muslim (69.6%), 35,265 Eastern Orthodox (21.5%), 197 Catholic (0.1%), 89 Protestant (0.05%), and 71 other (0.04%).[3]

Language

In the 2001 census, 160,167 people from Kardzhali province identified one of the following as their mother tongue (with percentage of total population): 101,548 Turkish (61.9%), 57,046 Bulgarian (34.8%), 1,171 Roma (Gypsy) (0.7%), and 402 other (0.2%).[4]

Ethnic groups

In the 2001 census, 158,704 people from Kardzhali province identified themselves as belonging to one of the following ethnic groups (with percentage of total population):[5]

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgarian 55,939 34.105%
Turkish 101,116 61.649%
Roma (Gypsy) 1,264 0.771%
Russian 234 0.143%
Armenian 41 0.025%
Wallachia - 0.000%
Macedonian 7 0.004%
Greek 21 0.013%
Ukrainian 20 0.012%
Jewish 1 0.001%
Romanian 1 0.001%
Other 60 0.037%

References

  1. ^ a b (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  2. ^ a b c (Bulgarian) Population Chart, 15.03.2009 from Bulgarian Directorate General: Civil Registration and Administrative Services
  3. ^ (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Region and Religion from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  4. ^ (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Mother Tongue from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  5. ^ (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Ethnic Group from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001

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