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Coordinates : 42°35′N 23°0′E / 42.583°N 23.000°E / 42.583; 23.000

Pernik
Pernik
Province Област Перник

Province

Location of Pernik
Pernik
Province in Bulgaria
Bulgaria

COUNTRY Bulgaria
Bulgaria

CAPITAL Pernik
Pernik

MUNICIPALITIES 6

GOVERNMENT

• GOVERNOR Irena Sokolova

AREA

• TOTAL 2,390.5 km2 (923.0 sq mi)

POPULATION

• TOTAL 133,530

• DENSITY 56/km2 (140/sq mi)

TIME ZONE EET ( UTC+2
UTC+2
)

• SUMMER (DST ) EEST ( UTC+3
UTC+3
)

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PERNIK PROVINCE is a province in western Bulgaria
Bulgaria
, neighbouring Serbia
Serbia
. Its main city is Pernik
Pernik
, and other municipalities are Breznik
Breznik
, Kovachevtsi , Radomir , Tran , and Zemen
Zemen
. Topographic map of Pernik
Pernik
Province

CONTENTS

* 1 Population
Population

* 1.1 Ethnic groups * 1.2 Religion

* 2 Economy * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

POPULATION

Pernik
Pernik
province had a population of 133,750 according to the 2011 census , of which 7001489000000000000♠48.9% were male and 7001511000000000000♠51.1% were female .

The following table represents the change of the population in the province after World War II
World War II
:

PERNIK PROVINCE

YEAR 1946 1956 1965 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011

POPULATION 172,389 180,228 180,883 174,624 174,044 163,307 149,832 140,981 138,773 136,249 133,530

SOURCES: NATIONAL STATISTICAL INSTITUTE, „CENSUS 2001“, „CENSUS 2011“, „POP-STAT.MASHKE.ORG“,??

ETHNIC GROUPS

ETHNIC GROUPS IN PERNIK PROVINCE (2011 CENSUS)

Ethnic group

Percentage

Bulgarians   96.4%

Roma   2.8%

others and indefinable   0.7%

Total population (2011 census): 133 530

Ethnic groups (2011 census): Identified themselves: 125 422 persons:

* Bulgarians : 120 929 (96,42%) * Roma : 3 560 (2,84%) * Others and indefinable: 933 (0,74%)

Ethnic groups in the province according to 2001 census:

* Bulgarians : 145 642 (7001972000000000000♠97.2%), * Roma (Gypsy) : 3 035 (7000200000000000000♠2%) * Others and indefinable: 1155 (6999800000000000000♠0.8%).

RELIGION

Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census:

CENSUS 2001

RELIGIOUS ADHERENCE POPULATION %

Orthodox Christians 146 141 7001975000000000000♠97.5%

Protestants 356 6999200000000000000♠0.2%

Muslims 178 6999100000000000000♠0.1%

Roman Catholics 92 6999100000000000000♠0.1%

Other 496 6999300000000000000♠0.3%

Religion not mentioned 2 569 7000170000000000000♠1.7%

TOTAL 149 832 100%

ECONOMY

Industry is of vital importance for the economy of the province. Pernik
Pernik
is the major manufacturing centre, one of the largest in the country with the "Stomana" steel complex; heavy machinery (mining and industrial equipment); building materials and textiles being the most important. There is an enormous plant for heavy machinery in Radomir which produces excavators and industrial equipment, but is currently not working at full capacity.

SEE ALSO

* Provinces of Bulgaria
Provinces of Bulgaria
* List of villages in Pernik
Pernik
Province

REFERENCES

* ^ A B (in Bulgarian) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - 2011 census * ^ A B (in English) „WorldCityPopulation“ * ^ A B „pop-stat.mashke.org“ * ^ (in Bulgarian) Population