Pleven Province or Plevenska
Oblast is a province located in central northern Bulgaria,
bordering the Danube river, Romania and the Bulgarian provinces
of Vratsa, Veliko Tarnovo and Lovech. Pleven Province embraces
a territory of 4,333.54 km² and a population of 310,449.
The capital is the city of Pleven.
The province is part of the central Danubian Plain. It is
crossed from south to north by the rivers Iskar, Vit and Osam
(in west-east order); the river valleys are separated by limestone
Pleven Province is subdivided into the following
municipalities . All towns and villages are listed.
Belene, Byala voda, Dekov, Kulina voda, Petokladentsi, Tatari
Cherven bryag municipality
Breste, Glava, Gornik, Deventsi, Koynare, Lepitsa, Radomirtsi,
Rakita, Reselets, Ruptsi, Suhache, Telish, Cherven bryag,
Brest, Gigen, Iskar, Gulyantsi, Dolni Vit, Dabovan, Zagrazhden,
Kreta, Lenkovo, Milkovitsa, Somovit, Shiyakovo
Dolni Dabnik municipality
Barkach, Gorni Dabnik, Gradina, Dolni Dabnik, Krushovitsa,
Dolna Mitropoliya municipality
Baykal, Bivolare, Bozhuritsa, Bregare, Gorna Mitropoliya,
Gostilya, Dolna Mitropoliya, Komarevo, Krushovene, Orehovitsa,
Pobeda, Podem, Riben, Slavovitsa, Stavertsi, Trastenik
Dolni Lukovit, Iskar, Pisarovo, Staroseltsi
Brenitsa, Enitsa, Knezha, Lazarovo
Asenovtsi, Asparuhovo, Bozhurluk, Balgarene, Varana, Gradishte,
Izgrev, Kozar Belene, Levski, Malchika, Obnova, Stezherovo,
Asenovo, Batsova mahala, Vabel, Debovo, Dragash voyvoda, Evlogievo,
Zhernov, Lozitsa, Lyubenovo, Muselievo, Nikopol, Novachene,
Beglezh, Bohot, Brestovets, Brashlyanitsa, Bukovlak, Varbitsa,
Gortalovo, Grivitsa, Disevitsa, Koilovtsi, Kartozhabene, Kashin,
Laskar, Mechka, Nikolaevo, Opanets, Pelishat, Pleven, Radishevo,
Ralevo, Slavyanovo, Todorovo, Tuchenitsa, Tarnene, Yasen
Borislav, Valchitran, Zgalevo, Kamenets, Kateritsa, Odarne,
According to the 2001 census, the population of the province
is 311,985, of which Bulgarians constitute an overwhelming
majority of 280,475. 16,931 signed as Turks (though this number
very likely also includes many Roma) and 9,777 as Roma.
In terms of religion, 275,112 declared to
be Eastern Orthodox, 15,681 Muslim and 7,065 Roman Catholic
(second largest number in the country).
283,626 people specified Bulgarian as their
mother tongue, 14,947 declared to speak Turkish at home, while
the native speakers of Roma are 8,861.