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Coordinates: 43°15′N 26°30′E / 43.250°N 26.500°E / 43.250; 26.500

Targovishte
Targovishte
Province Област Търговище

Province

Location of Targovishte
Targovishte
Province in Bulgaria

Country Bulgaria

Capital Targovishte

Municipalities 5

Area[1]

 • Total 2,558.5 km2 (987.8 sq mi)

Population
Population
(February 2011)[2]

 • Total 120,818

 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)

Time zone EET (UTC+2)

 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

License plate T

Website tg.government.bg

Targovishte
Targovishte
Province (Bulgarian: Област Търговище, transliterated Oblast Tǎrgovište, former name Targovishte
Targovishte
okrug) is a province in northeastern Bulgaria, named after its main city - Targovishte. As of December 2009, it has a population of 129,675 inhabitants.[2][3][4]

Targovishte • Omurtag

• Popovo • Antonovo • Opaka Municipalities within Targovishte
Targovishte
Province with their main towns

Contents

1 Municipalities 2 Population

2.1 Ethnic groups 2.2 Religion

3 Technical Infrastructure 4 Towns and villages

4.1 Antonovo
Antonovo
municipality 4.2 Omurtag
Omurtag
municipality 4.3 Opaka
Opaka
municipality 4.4 Popovo municipality 4.5 Targovishte
Targovishte
municipality

5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Municipalities[edit] The Targovishte
Targovishte
Province contains 5 municipalities (singular: oбщина, obshtina - plural: oбщини, obshtini). The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and Cyrillic, the main town (in bold) or village, and the population of each as of December 2009.

Municipality Cyrillic Area (km²) Pop.[2][3][4] Town/Village Pop.[3][5][6]

Targovishte Търговище 872 60,497 Targovishte 37,375

Popovo Попово 833 31,479 Popovo 15,548

Omurtag Омуртаг 401 24,256 Omurtag 8,725

Antonovo Антоново 472 6,507 Antonovo 1,453

Opaka Опака 156 6,936 Opaka 2,873

Population[edit] The Targovishte
Targovishte
province had a population of 137,689 according to a 2001 census, of which 7001492000000000000♠49.2% were male and 7001508000000000000♠50.8% were female.[7] As of the end of 2009, the population of the province, announced by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, numbered 129,675[2] of which 7001241000000000000♠24.1% are inhabitants aged over 60 years.[8] The following table represents the change of the population in the province after World War II:

Targovishte
Targovishte
Province

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

Population 184,641 172,401 177,668 178,656 171,311 156,006 137,689 135,262 132,771 129,675 120,818

Sources: National Statistical Institute,[2] „ Census
Census
2001“,[3] „ Census
Census
2011“,[4] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic groups in Targovishte
Targovishte
Province (2011 census)

Ethnic group

Percentage

Bulgarians

54.6%

Turks

35.8%

Roma

7.3%

others and indefinable

2.3%

Total population (2011 census): 120 818[9] Ethnic groups (2011 census):[10] Identified themselves: 106 800 persons:

Bulgarians: 58 371 (54,65%) Turks: 38 231 (35,80%) Roma: 7 767 (7,27%) Others and indefinable: 2 431 (2,28%)

A further 14 000 persons in Targovishte
Targovishte
Province did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census. Religion[edit]

Religions in Targovishte
Targovishte
Province (2001 census)

Religious group

Percentage

Orthodox Christian

54.6%

Muslim

42.7%

Roman Catholic Christian

0.2%

Protestant Christian

0.1%

others and indefinable

2.4%

Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census:[11]

Census
Census
2001

religious adherence population %

Orthodox Christians 75,236 54.64%

Muslims 58,838 42.73%

Roman Catholics 271 0.20%

Protestants 84 0.07%

Other 527 0.38%

Religion not mentioned 2,733 1.98%

total 137,689 100%

Winter view of Razboyna village with the Preslav Mountains in the background

Technical Infrastructure[edit] The length of the road network is 1,171.3 km, 77.6 km of which are first class roads. There are two railway stations on the major railway line Sofia- Gorna Oryahovitsa
Gorna Oryahovitsa
- Varna. Targovishte
Targovishte
Airport is located 13 km from the city of Targovishte. However, it is not being used because of a lack of financial resources. Towns and villages[edit] 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[12] followed in parentheses by the original name in Bulgarian Cyrillic script
Cyrillic script
(which links to the corresponding Bulgarian article). Antonovo
Antonovo
municipality[edit] The Antonovo
Antonovo
municipality has one town (in bold) and 56 villages:

Antonovo
Antonovo
(Антоново) Bankovets (Банковец) Bogomolsko (Богомолско) Bukak (Букак) Velikovtsi (Великовци) Velyovo (Вельово) Glashatay (Глашатай) Golyamo Dolyane (Голямо Доляне) Gorna Zlatitsa (Горна Златица) Devino (Девино) Dlazhka polyana (Длъжка поляна) Dobrotitsa (Добротица) Dolna Zlatitsa (Долна Златица) Dabravitsa (Дъбравица) Izvorovo (Изворово) Kapishte (Капище) Kitino (Китино) Konop
Konop
(Коноп) Kraypole (Крайполе) Krusholak (Крушолак) Kapinets (Къпинец) Kyosevtsi (Кьосевци) Lyubichevo (Любичево) Malka Cherkovna (Малка Черковна) Malogradets (Малоградец) Manushevtsi (Манушевци) Mechovo (Мечово) Milino (Милино) Moravitsa (Моравица) Moravka (Моравка) Orach (Орач) Pirinets (Пиринец) Poroyno (Поройно) Prisoyna (Присойна) Pchelno (Пчелно) Ravno selo (Равно село) Razdeltsi (Разделци) Svirchovo (Свирчово) Svoboditsa (Свободица) Semertsi (Семерци) Slanchovets (Слънчовец) Stara rechka (Стара речка) Starchishte (Старчище) Stevrek
Stevrek
(Стеврек) Stoynovo (Стойново) Stroynovtsi (Стройновци) Taymishte (Таймище) Tihovets (Тиховец) Treskavets (Трескавец) Halvadzhiysko (Халваджийско) Chekantsi (Чеканци) Cherna voda (Черна вода) Cherni bryag (Черни бряг) Shishkovitsa (Шишковица) Yazovets (Язовец) Yarebichno (Яребично) Yastrebino (Ястребино)

Omurtag
Omurtag
municipality[edit] The Omurtag
Omurtag
municipality has one town (in bold) and 41 villages:

Belomortsi (Беломорци) Balgaranovo (Българаново) Velikdenche
Velikdenche
(Великденче) Velichka (Величка) Verentsi (Веренци) Veselets (Веселец) Visok (Висок) Vrani kon (Врани кон) Golyamo Tsarkvishte (Голямо Църквище) Gorna Hubavka (Горна Хубавка) Gorno Kozarevo (Горно Козарево) Gorno Novkovo (Горно Новково) Gorsko selo (Горско село) Dolna Hubavka (Долна Хубавка) Dolno Kozarevo (Долно Козарево) Dolno Novkovo (Долно Новково) Zelena morava (Зелена морава) Zmeyno (Змейно) Zvezditsa (Звездица) Iliyno (Илийно) Kamburovo (Камбурово) Kestenovo (Кестеново) Kozma Prezviter (Козма Презвитер) Krasnoseltsi (Красноселци) Mogilets (Могилец) Obitel (Обител) Omurtag
Omurtag
(Омуртаг) Panayot Hitovo (Панайот Хитово) Panichino (Паничино) Petrino (Петрино) Plastina (Плъстина) Ptichevo (Птичево) Padarino (Пъдарино) Parvan (Първан) Rositsa (Росица) Ratlina (Рътлина) Stanets (Станец) Tapchileshtovo (Тъпчилещово) Tsarevtsi (Царевци) Tserovishte (Церовище) Chernokaptsi (Чернокапци)

Opaka
Opaka
municipality[edit] The Opaka
Opaka
municipality has one town (in bold) and 5 villages:

Golyamo Gradishte (Голямо Градище) Gorsko Ablanovo
Gorsko Ablanovo
(Горско Абланово) Garchinovo (Гърчиново) Krepcha (Крепча) Lyublen (Люблен) Opaka
Opaka
(Опака)

Popovo municipality[edit] The Popovo municipality has one town (in bold) and 34 villages:

Aprilovo (Априлово) Baba Tonka (Баба Тонка) Berkovski (Берковски) Braknitsa (Бракница) Voditsa (Водица) Gagovo (Гагово) Gloginka (Глогинка) Goritsa (Горица) Dolets (Долец) Dolna Kabda (Долна Кабда) Drinovo (Дриново) Elenovo (Еленово) Zavetno (Заветно) Zarevo (Зараево) Zahari Stoyanovo (Захари Стояново) Zvezda (Звезда) Ivancha (Иванча) Kardam (Кардам) Kovachevets (Ковачевец) Kozitsa
Kozitsa
(Козица) Konak (Конак) Lomtsi (Ломци) Manastiritsa (Манастирица) Marchino (Марчино) Medovina (Медовина) Osikovo (Осиково) Palamartsa (Паламарца) Pomoshtitsa (Помощица) Popovo (Попово) Posabina (Посабина) Sadina
Sadina
(Садина) Svetlen (Светлен) Slavyanovo (Славяново) Trastika (Тръстика) Tsar Asen (Цар Асен)

Targovishte
Targovishte
municipality[edit] The Targovishte
Targovishte
municipality has one town (in bold) and 51 villages:

Aleksandrovo (Александрово) Alvanovo (Алваново) Bayachevo (Баячево) Bistra (Бистра) Bojurka (Божурка) Bratovo (Братово) Buhovtsi
Buhovtsi
(Буховци) Buynovo (Буйново) Cherkovna (Черковна) Dalgach (Дългач) Davidovo (Давидово) Draganovets (Драгановец) Dralfa (Дралфа) Golyamo Sokolovo (Голямо Соколово) Golyamo novo (Голямо Ново) Gorna Kabda (Горна Кабда) Koprets (Копрец) Koshnichari (Кошничари) Kralevo (Кралево) Krashno (Кръшно) Lilyak (Лиляк) Lovets (Ловец) Makariopolsko (Макариополско) Makovo (Маково) Miladinovtsi (Миладиновци) Mirovets (Мировец) Momino
Momino
(Момино) Nadarevo (Надарево) Osen (Осен) Ostrets (Острец) Ovcharovo (Овчарово) Paydushko (Пайдушко) Pevets (Певец) Podgoritsa (Подгорица) Preselets (Преселец) Presian (Пресиян) Presyak (Пресяк) Probuda (Пробуда) Prolaz
Prolaz
(Пролаз) Ralitsa (Ралица) Razboyna (Разбойна) Rosina (Росина) Ruets (Руец) Saedinenie (Съединение) Strazha (Стража) Targovishte
Targovishte
(Търговище) Tarnovtsa (Търновца) Tsvetnitsa (Цветница) Tvardintsi (Твърдинци) Vardun (Вардун) Vasil Levski (Васил Левски) Zdravets (Здравец)

See also[edit]

Provinces of Bulgaria List of villages in Targovishte
Targovishte
Province

References[edit]

^ (in English) Bulgarian Provinces area and population 1999 — National Center for Regional Development — page 90-91 Archived 2011-01-13 at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b c d e (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009 ^ a b c d (in English) „WorldCityPopulation“ ^ a b c „pop-stat.mashke.org“ ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009 ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“ ^ (in Bulgarian) Population
Population
to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census
Census
2001 ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Population by age in 2009 Archived 2012-05-13 at the Wayback Machine. ^ (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) Religious adherence in Bulgaria
Bulgaria
- census 2001 ^ Geonames Search Archived 2010-03-07 at the Wayback Machine. at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
(NGA) - reference for location names

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