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Sliven Province

Sliven Province is a province in southeastern Bulgaria, named after its administrative and industrial centre — the city of Sliven. It embraces a territory of 3,544.1 km² that is divided into four municipalities, with a total population, as of December 2009, of 204,887.MunicipalitiesThe Sliven province contains four municipalities. 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.Main citySliven is situated at the foot of the unique rock massif "Sinite Kamani", very close to mineral springs. The town is famous for its clean fresh air, clean water sources, mild winter and cool summer.Sliven is the only Bulgarian town that has never changed its Slavonic name, though it is one of the oldest settlements in Europe. Here lived Thracians, Romans, Slavs, and Ancient Greeks. The first Roman settlement on this place, Tuida, was a famous trade centre. Sliven was mentioned as a big town for the first time in 1153 by the Arab traveler Idrisi.PopulationAs of the end of 2009, the population of the province, announced by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, numbered 204,887 of which are inhabitants over 60 years old.The following table represents the change of the population in the province after World War II:Ethnic groupsTotal population : 197 473 Ethnic groups : Identified themselves: 173 206 persons: Bulgarians: 132 697 Roma: 20 478 Turks: 16 784 Others and indefinable: 3 247 A further 24,000 persons in Sliven Province did not declare their ethnic group at the 2011 census.
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