Pernik Province

Coordinates: 42°35′N 23°0′E / 42.583°N 23.000°E / 42.583; 23.000

Pernik Province
Област Перник
Location of Pernik Province in Bulgaria
Location of Pernik Province in Bulgaria
Country Bulgaria
Capital Pernik
Municipalities 6
Government
 • Governor Irena Sokolova
Area
 • Total 2,390.5 km2 (923.0 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 133,530
 • Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
License plate PK

Pernik Province is a province in western Bulgaria, neighbouring Serbia. Its main city is Pernik, and other municipalities are Breznik, Kovachevtsi, Radomir, Tran, and Zemen.

Topographic map of Pernik Province

Population

Pernik province had a population of 133,750 according to the 2011 census, of which 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female.[1][2][3][4]

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

Pernik Province
Year 1946 1956 1965 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2007 2009 2011
Population 172,389 180,228 180,883 174,624 174,044 163,307 149,832 140,981 138,773 136,249 133,530
Sources: National Statistical Institute,[1] „Census 2001“,[2] „Census 2011“,[3] „pop-stat.mashke.org“,??

Ethnic groups

Total population (2011 census): 133 530[5]

Ethnic groups (2011 census):[6] Identified themselves: 125 422 persons:

  • Bulgarians: 120 929 (96,42%)
  • Romani: 3 560 (2,84%)
  • Others and indefinable: 933 (0,74%)

Ethnic groups in the province according to 2001 census:[7]

  • Bulgarians: 145 642 (97.2%),
  • Romani: 3 035 (2%)
  • Others and indefinable: 1155 (0.8%).

Religion

Religious adherence in the province according to 2001 census:[8]

Census 2001
religious adherence population %
Orthodox Christians 146 141 97.5%
Protestants 356 0.2%
Muslims 178 0.1%
Roman Catholics 92 0.1%
Other 496 0.3%
Religion not mentioned 2 569 1.7%
total 149 832 100%

Economy

Industry is of vital importance for the economy of the province. Pernik is the major manufacturing centre, one of the largest in the country with the "Stomana" steel complex; heavy machinery (mining and industrial equipment); building materials and textiles being the most important. There is an enormous plant for heavy machinery in Radomir which produces excavators and industrial equipment, but is currently not working at full capacity.

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