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Chernoochene Municipality

Chernoochene Municipality

Община Черноочене
Municipality
Chernoochene is located in Bulgaria
Chernoochene
Chernoochene
Coordinates: 41°46′N 25°21′E / 41.767°N 25.350°E / 41.767; 25.350
CountryBulgaria
ProvinceKardzhali
MunicipalityChernoochene
Area
 • Total328.57 km2 (126.86 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2018)
 • TotalDecrease 8,791
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Websitechernoochene.com
Chernoochene municipality within Kardzhali Province

Chernoochene Municipality is a municipality in Kardzhali Province, Bulgaria. The administrative centre is the village of Chernoochene.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census, the municipality of Chernoochene has the highest relative share of ethnic Bulgarian Turks (97.1%), as well as Muslims (96.6%) of the total country. Chernoochene is a rural municipality, with all of its inhabitants living in one of the fifty villages. As of December 2018, the municipality of Chernoochene has 8,791 inhabitants.

Religion

According to the latest Bulgarian census of 2011, the religious composition, among those who answered the optional question on religious identification, was the following:

Religious composition of Chernoochene Municipality [1]
Orthodox Christianity
2.2%
Catholicism
0.1%
Protestantism
0.0%
Islam
96.6%
No religion
0.1%
Prefer not to answer, others and indefinable
1.0%

Most ethnic Turks are Muslim. Most ethnic Bulgarians are Orthodox Christians, living in the village of Pchelarovo. All other villages have a Turkish and Islamic majority.

References

  1. ^ "Religious composition of Bulgaria 2011". pop-stat.mashke.org.