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Coordinates: 43°0′N 24°30′E / 43°N 24.5°E / 43; 24.5

Lovech Province
Oblast Lovech

Oбласт Ловеч
Map of Bulgaria indicating Lovech ProvinceOblast Lovech
Capital Lovech
Area 4,128 km²
Population 169,951 (2001)[1]
163,806 (2009 est.)[2]
Population density 41.2/km² (2001)
39.7/km² (2009 est.)
Municipalities 8
Time zone
- Summer (DST)
EET (UTC+2)
EEST (UTC+3)
Municipalities in Lovech province
Lovech's ruined fortress.
The Glozhene Monastery near Teteven.

Lovech Province (Bulgarian: Област Ловеч, transliterated Oblast Lovech) is one of the 28 provinces of Bulgaria. Its main city is Lovech.

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Municipalities

The Lovech province (област, oblast) contains eight 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]
Apriltsi Априлци 3,392 Apriltsi 3,116
Letnitsa Летница 5,498 Letnitsa 4,382
Lovech Ловеч 60,426 Lovech 48,151
Lukovit Луковит 20,612 Lukovit 10,761
Teteven Тетевен 23,856 Teteven 11,841
Troyan Троян 36,535 Troyan 25,965
Ugarchin Угърчин 7,025 Ugarchin 2,948
Yablanitsa Ябланица 6,462 Yablanitsa 3,073

Demographics

The Lovech province had a population of 169,951 according to a 2001 census, of which 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female.[1]

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Religion

In the 2001 census, 158,660 people identified one of the following as their religion (with percentage of total population): 146,778 Eastern Orthodox (86.4%), 10,501 Muslim (6.2%), 879 Protestant (0.5%), 366 Catholic (0.2%), and 136 other (0.1%).[3]

Language

In the 2001 census, 168,307 people identified one of the following as their mother tongue (with percentage of total population): 154,157 Bulgarian (90.7%), 6,994 Turkish (4.1%), 6,033 Roma (Gypsy) (3.5%), and 1,123 other (0.7%).[4]

Ethnic groups

In the 2001 census, 167,877 people from Lovech province identified themselves as belonging to one of the following ethnic groups (with percentage of total population):[5]

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgarian 152,194 89.552%
Turkish 8,476 4.987%
Roma (Gypsy) 6,316 3.716%
Russian 269 0.158%
Armenian 12 0.007%
Wallachia 458 0.269%
Macedonian 7 0.004%
Greek 21 0.012%
Ukrainian 29 0.017%
Jewish 1 0.001%
Romanian 3 0.002%
Other 91 0.054%

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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