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Coordinates: 41°50′N 25°55′E / 41.833°N 25.917°E / 41.833; 25.917

Haskovo Province
Област Хасково
Location of Haskovo Province in Bulgaria
Location of Haskovo Province in Bulgaria
Country Bulgaria
Capital Haskovo
Municipalities 11
 • Governor Rumen Danov
 • Total 5,533.3 km2 (2,136.4 sq mi)
Population (February 2011)[2]
 • Total 246,238
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
License plate X
Website hs.government.bg

Haskovo Province (Bulgarian: Област Хасково - Oblast Haskovo, former name Haskovo okrug) is a province in southern Bulgaria, neighbouring Greece and Turkey to the southeast, comprising parts of the Thracian valley along the river Maritsa. It is named after its administrative and industrial centre - the city of Haskovo. The province embraces a territory of 5,533.3 km²[1] that is divided into 11 municipalities with a total population, as of December 2009, of 256,408 inhabitants.[2][3][4]


Municipalities of Haskovo province

The Haskovo province (Област, oblast) contains 11 municipalities[5] (singular: oбщина, obshtina - plural: Общини, obshtini). The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and Cyrillic, the main town or village (towns are shown in bold), and the population of each as of December 2009.

Municipality Cyrillic Pop.[2][3][4] Town/Village Pop.[4][6][7][8][9]
Dimitrovgrad Димитровград 56,882 Dimitrovgrad 39,510
Harmanli Харманли 25,711 Harmanli 18,557
Haskovo Хасково 96,499 Haskovo 77,050
Ivaylovgrad Ивайловград 6,761 Ivaylovgrad 3,756
Lyubimets Любимец 10,400 Lyubimets 7,670
Madzharovo Маджарово 1,800 Madzharovo 590
Mineralni bani Минерални бани 6,542 Mineralni bani 1,303
Simeonovgrad Симеоновград 9,371 Simeonovgrad 7,049
Stambolovo Стамболово 6,122 Stambolovo 609
Svilengrad Свиленград 24,142 Svilengrad 18,132
Topolovgrad Тополовград 12,178 Topolovgrad 5,730


The Haskovo province had a population of 277,483 (277,478 also given) according to a 2001 census, of which 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female.[10] As of the end of 2009, the population of the province, announced by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, numbered 256,408[3] of which 25.8% are inhabitants aged over 60 years.[11]

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

Haskovo Province
Year 1946 1956 1965 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 235,248 272,100 287,996 330,132 334,584 295,503 277,483 267,204 263,019 256,408 246,238
Sources: National Statistical Institute,[3] „Census 2001“,[4] „Census 2011“,[2] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic groups in Haskovo Province (2011 census)
Ethnic group Percentage
others and indefinable

Total population (2011 census): 246 238[12]
Ethnic groups (2011 census):[13] Identified themselves: 227 382 persons:

  • Bulgarians: 180 541 (79,40%)
  • Turks: 28 444 (12,50%)
  • Gypsies: 15 889 (6,99%)
  • Others and indefinable: 2 508 (1,10%)

A further 20,000 persons in Haskovo Province did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.


Religions in Haskovo Province (2001 census)
Religious group Percentage
Orthodox Christian
Protestant Christian
Roman Catholic Christian
others and indefinable

Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census:[14]

Census 2001
religious adherence population  %
Orthodox Christians 227,593 82.03%
Muslims 33,780 12.17%
Protestants 1,846 0.67%
Roman Catholics 426 0.15%
Other 1,833 0.66%
Religion not mentioned 12,000 4.32%
total 277,478 100%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b (English) Bulgarian Provinces area and population 1999 — National Center for Regional Development — page 90-91
  2. ^ a b c d „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  3. ^ a b c d (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian provinces and municipalities in 2009
  4. ^ a b c d (English) „WorldCityPopulation“
  5. ^ Oblast Haskovo, official website
  6. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  7. ^ „pop-stat.mashke.org“
  8. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian villages under 1000 inhabitants – December 2009
  9. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute – Bulgarian Settlements 1000–5000 inhabitants – December 2009
  10. ^ (Bulgarian) Population to 01.03.2001 by Area and Sex from Bulgarian National Statistical Institute: Census 2001
  11. ^ (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Population by age in 2009
  12. ^ (Bulgarian) Population on 01.02.2011 by provinces, municipalities, settlements and age; National Statistical Institute
  13. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)
  14. ^ (Bulgarian) Religious adherence in Bulgaria - census 2001

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