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Coordinates: 43°36′N 23°11′E / 43.6°N 23.183°E / 43.6; 23.183

Montana Province
Oblast Montana

Област Монтана
Map of Bulgaria indicating Montana ProvinceOblast Montana
Capital Montana
Area 3,618 km2 (1,397 sq mi)
Population 183,353
Population density 47.7 /km2 (124 /sq mi)
Municipalities 11
License plate province code M
Time zone
- Summer (DST)
EET (UTC+2)
EEST (UTC+3)
Governor Ivaylo Petrov
Website www.MontanaBG.org

Montana Province (Bulgarian: Област Монтана, transliterated: Oblast Montana) is a province in northwestern Bulgaria, bordering Serbia and Romania. The average density of the population is 47.7 inhabitants per square kilometre (124 /sq mi).

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Municipalities

Municipalities in Montana province

The Montana province (Област, oblast) contains 11 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.[1] Town/Village Pop.[1]
Berkovitsa Берковица 21,981 Berkovitsa 16,380
Boychinovtsi Бойчиновци 10,031 Boychinovtsi 1,804
Brusartsi Брусарци 5,566 Brusartsi 1,441
Chiprovtsi Чипровци 4,360 Chiprovtsi 2,251
Georgi Damyanovo Георги Дамяново 2,857 Georgi Damyanovo 477
Lom Лом 34,403 Lom 28,546
Medkovets Медковец 4,433 Medkovets 2,062
Montana Монтана 63,462 Montana 53,663
Valchedram Вълчедръм 10,880 Valchedram 4,148
Varshets Вършец 9,110 Varshets 7,191
Yakimovo Якимово 4,535 Yakimovo 1,736

Towns and villages

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[1] (which links to the corresponding Bulgarian Wikipedia article).

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Berkovitsa (Берковица)

The Berkovitsa municipality has one town (in bold) and 19 villages:

Balyuvitsa (Балювица· Barzia (Бързия· Berkovitsa (Берковица· Bistrilitsa (Бистрилица· Bokilovtsi (Бокиловци· Borovtsi (Боровци· Gaganitsa (Гаганица· Komarevo (Комарево· Kostentsi (Костенци· Kotenovtsi (Котеновци· Leskovets (Лесковец· Mezdreya (Мездрея· Parlichevo (Пърличево· Pesochnitsa (Песочница· Rashovitsa (Рашовица· Slatina (Слатина· Chereshovitsa (Черешовица· Tsvetkova bara (Цветкова бара· Yagodovo (Ягодово· Zamfirovo (Замфирово)

Boychinovtsi (Бойчиновци)

The Boychinovtsi municipality has one town (in bold) and 12 villages:

Beli breg (Бели брег· Beli brod (Бели брод· Boychinovtsi (Бойчиновци· Erden (Ерден· Gromshin (Громшин· Kobilyak (Кобиляк· Lehchevo (Лехчево· Madan (Мадан· Marchevo (Мърчево· Ohrid (Охрид· Palilula (Палилула· Portitovtsi (Портитовци· Vladimirovo (Владимирово)

Brusartsi (Брусарци)

The Brusartsi municipality has one town (in bold) and nine villages:

Bukovets (Буковец· Brusartsi (Брусарци· Dabova mahala (Дъбова махала· Dondukovo (Дондуково· Kiselevo (Киселево· Knyazheva mahala (Княжева махала· Kriva bara (Крива бара· Odorovtsi (Одоровци· Smirnenski (Смирненски · Vasilovtsi (Василовци)

Chiprovtsi (Чипровци)

The Chiprovtsi municipality has one town (in bold) and nine villages:

Belimel (Белимел· Chelyustnitsa (Челюстница· Chiprovtsi (Чипровци· Gorna Kovachitsa (Горна Ковачица· Gorna Luka (Горна Лука· Martinovo (Мартиново· Mitrovtsi (Митровци· Prevala (Превала· Ravna (Равна· Zhelezna (Железна)

Georgi Damyanovo (Георги Дамяново)

The Georgi Damyanovo municipality has 13 villages:

Chemish (Чемиш· Dalgi del (Дълги дел· Diva Slatina (Дива Слатина· Elovitsa (Еловица· Gavril Genovo (Гаврил Геново· Georgi Damyanovo (Георги Дамяново· Glavanovtsi (Главановци · Govezhda (Говежда· Kamenna Riksa (Каменна Рикса· Kopilovtsi (Копиловци· Melyane (Меляне· Pomezhdin (Помеждин· Vidlitsa (Видлица)

Lom (Лом)

The Lom municipality has one town (in bold) and nine villages:

Dobri dol (Добри дол· Dolno Linevo (Долно Линево· Kovachitsa (Ковачица· Lom (Лом· Orsoya (Орсоя· Slivata (Сливата· Staliyska mahala (Сталийска махала· Stanevo (Станево· Traykovo (Трайково· Zamfir (Замфир)

Medkovets (Медковец)

The Medkovets municipality has five villages:

Asparuhovo (Аспарухово · Medkovets (Медковец· Pishurka (Пишурка· Rasovo (Расово· Slivovik (Сливовик)

Montana (Монтана)

The Montana municipality has one town (in bold) and 23 villages:

Belotintsi (Белотинци· Bezdenitsa (Безденица· Blagovo (Благово· Doktor Yosifovo (Доктор Йосифово· Dolna Riksa (Долна Рикса· Dolna Verenitsa (Долна Вереница· Dolno Belotintsi (Долно Белотинци· Gabrovnitsa (Габровница · Gorna Verenitsa (Горна Вереница· Gorno Tserovene (Горно Церовене· Klisuritsa (Клисурица· Krapchene (Крапчене· Lipen (Липен· Montana (Монтана· Nikolovo (Николово· Slavotin (Славотин· Smolyanovtsi (Смоляновци· Stubel (Стубел· Studeno buche (Студено буче· Sumer (Сумер· Trifonovo (Трифоново· Vinishte (Винище· Virove (Вирове· Voynitsi (Войници)

Valchedram (Вълчедръм)

The Valchedram municipality has one town (in bold) and ten villages:

Botevo (Ботево· Buzovets (Бъзовец· Cherni vrakh (Черни връх· Dolni Tsibar (Долни Цибър· Gorni Tsibar (Горни Цибър· Ignatovo (Игнатово· Mokresh (Мокреш· Razgrad (Разград· Septemvriytsi (Септемврийци · Valchedram (Вълчедръм· Zlatiya (Златия)

Varshets (Вършец)

The Varshets municipality has one town (in bold), eight villages and one monastery (which has official status as a locality[1]):

Cherkaski (Черкаски· Dolna Bela rechka (Долна Бела речка· Dolno Ozirovo (Долно Озирово· Draganitsa (Драганица· Klisurski Monastery (Клисурски манастир· Gorna Bela rechka (Горна Бела речка· Gorno Ozirovo (Горно Озирово· Spanchevtsi (Спанчевци· Stoyanovo (Стояново· Varshets (Вършец)

Yakimovo (Якимово)

The Yakimovo municipality has four villages:

Dalgodeltsi (Дългоделци· Dolno Tserovene (Долно Церовене· Komoshtitsa (Комощица· Yakimovo (Якимово)

Demographics

The Montana province had a population of 182,267 (also given as 182,258[4][5][6]) according to a 2001 census, of which 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female.[7]

Religion

In the 2001 census, 172,358 people from Montana province identified one of the following as their religion (with percentage of total population): 168,171 Eastern Orthodox (92.3%), 3,680 Protestant (2%), 121 Catholic (0.1%), 283 Muslim (0.2%), and 103 other (0.1%).[4]

Language

In the 2001 census, 181,208 people from Montana province identified one of the following as their mother tongue (with percentage of total population): 160,494 Bulgarian (88.1%), 19,849 Roma (Gypsy) (10.9%), 220 Turkish (0.1%), and 645 other (0.4%).[5]

Ethnic groups

In the 2001 census, 181,175 people from Montana province identified themselves as belonging to one of the following ethnic groups (with percentage of total population):[6]

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Bulgarian 157,507 86.42%
Turkish 235 0.129%
Roma (Gypsy) 22,784 12.501%
Russian 272 0.149%
Armenian 19 0.01%
Wallachia 19 0.01%
Macedonian 16 0.009%
Greek 24 0.013%
Ukrainian 46 0.025%
Jewish 3 0.002%
Romanian - 0.000%
Other 250 0.137%

References

  1. ^ a b c d (Bulgarian) Population Chart, 15.03.2009 from Bulgarian Directorate General: Civil Registration and Administrative Services
  2. ^ Geonames Search at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) - reference for location names
  3. ^ Montana Region/District at Guide-Bulgaria.com - reference for location names
  4. ^ a b (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Region and Religion from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  5. ^ a b (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Mother Tongue from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  6. ^ a b (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by District and Ethnic Group from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  7. ^ (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001

See also

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