Kyustendil Province

oblast of Bulgaria

Coordinates: 42°15′N 23°0′E / 42.250°N 23.000°E / 42.250; 23.000

Kyustendil Province is a province in Bulgaria. The capital city is also named Kyustendil.

Kyustendil Province
Област Кюстендил
Location of Kyustendil Province in Bulgaria
Location of Kyustendil Province in Bulgaria
 • Total3,084 km2 (1,191 sq mi)
 (February 2011)
 • Total136,686
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
License plateKH
The Rila monastery

The province includes the Dragovishtitsa and Bistritsa rivers. The southern part of the region includes massifs of the Osogovo, Vlahina and Rila mountains.


The Kyustendil province has nine municipalities. The following table shows the names of each municipality, the main town (in bold) or village, and the population as of 2009.

Municipality Pop. Town/Village Pop.
Boboshevo 3,016 Boboshevo 1,383
Bobov dol 10,266 Bobov dol 6,664
Dupnitsa 44,988 Dupnitsa 33,519
Kocherinovo 4,506 Kocherinovo 2,190
Kyustendil 60,681 Kyustendil 44,532
Nevestino 2,738 Nevestino 629
Rila 3,424 Rila 2,937
Sapareva banya 8,165 Sapareva banya 4,326
Treklyano 547 Treklyano 226