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PLEVEN

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.



Geography

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 plateaus.


Administrative subdivision

Pleven Province is subdivided into the following municipalities . All towns and villages are listed.



Belene municipality
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, Chomakovtsi


Gulyantsi municipality
Brest, Gigen, Iskar, Gulyantsi, Dolni Vit, Dabovan, Zagrazhden, Kreta, Lenkovo, Milkovitsa, Somovit, Shiyakovo


Dolni Dabnik municipality
Barkach, Gorni Dabnik, Gradina, Dolni Dabnik, Krushovitsa, Petarnitsa, Sadovets


Dolna Mitropoliya municipality
Baykal, Bivolare, Bozhuritsa, Bregare, Gorna Mitropoliya, Gostilya, Dolna Mitropoliya, Komarevo, Krushovene, Orehovitsa, Pobeda, Podem, Riben, Slavovitsa, Stavertsi, Trastenik


Iskar municipality
Dolni Lukovit, Iskar, Pisarovo, Staroseltsi


Knezha municipality
Brenitsa, Enitsa, Knezha, Lazarovo


Levski municipality
Asenovtsi, Asparuhovo, Bozhurluk, Balgarene, Varana, Gradishte, Izgrev, Kozar Belene, Levski, Malchika, Obnova, Stezherovo, Tranchovitsa


Nikopol municipality
Asenovo, Batsova mahala, Vabel, Debovo, Dragash voyvoda, Evlogievo, Zhernov, Lozitsa, Lyubenovo, Muselievo, Nikopol, Novachene, Sanadinovo, Cherkovitsa


Pleven municipality
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


Pordim municipality
Borislav, Valchitran, Zgalevo, Kamenets, Kateritsa, Odarne, Pordim, Totleben


Demographics

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.