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Coordinates: 42°19′N 23°50′E / 42.317°N 23.833°E / 42.317; 23.833

Kostenets Municipality
Община Костенец
—  Municipality  —
Kostenets Municipality is located in Bulgaria
Kostenets Municipality
Location of Kostenets (town)
Coordinates: 42°19′N 23°50′E / 42.317°N 23.833°E / 42.317; 23.833
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Sofia
 - Total 302 km2 (116.6 sq mi)
Population (2009-03-15)[1]
 - Total 14,154
 - Density 46.9/km2 (121.4/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

The Kostenets municipality (Bulgarian: Община Костенец) is one of the 22 municipalities of the Sofia Province, Bulgaria. Its territory is 302 km² and has 14,154 inhabitants as of 2009. It encompasses the Valley of Gorna Banya, along the upper flow of the Maritsa river, surrounded by Rila to the south and Sredna Gora to the north. The region has many warm mineral springs in the spa resorts of Momin Prohod, Momina Banya, Kostenets and Pchelinski Bani. The municipality has an important transport location with the Trakiya motorway, the first class road Sofia-Plovdiv and the Sofia-Plovdiv railway passing through it.


The municipality has nine settlements (2 towns and 7 villages) with a total population of 14,154 people (as of 2009-03-15)[1]

The place names in bold have the status of town (in Bulgarian: град, transliterated as grad). Other localities have the status of village (in Bulgarian: село, transliterated as selo). The names of localities are transliterated in Latin alphabet[2][3], followed in parentheses by the original name in Bulgarian Cyrillic alphabet (which links to the corresponding Bulgarian Wikipedia article).

Town/Village Cyrillic Pop.
Dolna Vasilitsa Долна Василица n/a
Golak Голак 2
Gorna Vasilitsa Горна Василица 257
Kostenets (town) Костенец (град) 7,762
Kostenets (village) Костенец (село) 4,025
Momin Prohod Момин проход 1,788
Ochusha Очуша 31
Pchelin Пчелин 274
Podgorie Подгорие 15
TOTAL 14,154


  1. ^ a b (Bulgarian) Population Chart as of 15 March 2009 from Directorate General: Civil Registration and Administrative Services
  2. ^ Geonames Search at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) - reference for location names
  3. ^ Kostenets Municipality at - reference for location names


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