Pazardzhik Province

oblast of Bulgaria

Coordinates: 42°5′N 24°15′E / 42.083°N 24.250°E / 42.083; 24.250

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

Pazardzhik Province

Област Пазарджик
Location of Pazardzhik Province in Bulgaria
Location of Pazardzhik Province in Bulgaria
CountryBulgaria
CapitalPazardzhik
Municipalities12
Area
 • Total4,456.9 km2 (1,720.8 sq mi)
Population
 (February 2011)
 • Total275,548
 • Density62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
License platePA

The north has Sredna Gora mountain and the south has the Rhodope Mountains. Its main waterway is the river Maritsa.

MunicipalitiesEdit

The Pazardzhik province has 12 municipalities. The following table shows the names of each municipality, the main town or village, and the population of each as of December 2009.

Municipality Population[1] Area
(km²)
Density
(persons per km²)
Administrative centre
town/village
Population of the centre[2][3][4]
Pazardzhik 121,366 636.8 190.59 Pazardzhik 75,346
Velingrad 41,613 803.2 51.81 Velingrad 23,686
Septemvri 27,304 361.3 75.57 Septemvri 8,422
Panagyurishte 26,095 589.5 44.27 Panagyurishte 17,959
Peshtera 21,691 135.4 160.20 Peshtera 19,363
Rakitovo 15,482 246.6 62.78 Rakitovo 8,261
Bratsigovo 10,290 229.4 44.86 Bratsigovo 4,452
Belovo 9,282 336.2 27.61 Belovo 3,837
Batak 6,331 677.2 9.35 Batak 3,498
Lesichovo 5,809 208.9 27.81 Lesichovo 975
Strelcha 5,351 224.5 23.84 Strelcha 4,273
Sarnitsa 4,952 198.6 24.93 Sarnitsa 3,579
Total 290,614 4,456.9[5] 65.2

ReferencesEdit