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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

Country Bulgaria

Capital 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)

 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

License plate PK

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

Topographic map of Pernik
Pernik
Province

Contents

1 Population

1.1 Ethnic groups 1.2 Religion

2 Economy 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Population[edit] 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.[1][2][3][4] The following table represents the change of the population in the province after World War II:

Pernik
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,[1] „ Census
Census
2001“,[2] „ Census
Census
2011“,[3] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic groups in Pernik
Pernik
Province (2011 census)

Ethnic group

Percentage

Bulgarians

96.4%

Roma

2.8%

others and indefinable

0.7%

Total population (2011 census): 133 530[5] Ethnic groups (2011 census):[6] 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:[7]

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

Religion[edit] Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census:[8]

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[edit] 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[edit]

Provinces of Bulgaria List of villages in Pernik
Pernik
Province

References[edit]

^ a b (in Bulgarian) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - 2011 census Archived 2011-07-14 at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b (in English) „WorldCityPopulation“ ^ a b „pop-stat.mashke.org“ ^ (in Bulgarian) Population
Population
by 01.02.2011 by Area and Sex Archived 2011-04-08 at the Wayback Machine. from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Preliminary results of Census
Census
2011 ^ (in Bulgarian) Population
Population
on 01.02.2011 by provinces, municipalities, settlements and age; National Statistical Institute ^ Population
Population
by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (in Bulgarian) ^ (in Bulgarian) Population
Population
to 01.03.2001 by District and Ethnic Group from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census
Census
2001 ^ (in Bulgarian) Religious adherence in Bulgaria
Bulgaria
- census 2001

External links[edit]

City homepage (in Bulgarian) Pernik
Pernik
city information portal (in Bulgarian) Information site for Pernik
Pernik
(in Bulgarian)

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Pernik
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