Village Population in Bulgaria Marks DecreaseSociety | April 20, 2015, Monday // 11:06| views
Depopulated towns in Bulgaria are 164 as of December 2014, as reported by the National Statistical Institute (NSI).
The biggest number of locations with no inhabitants are in the municiplaities of Grabrovo, Veliko tarnovo and Kardzhali - respectively 61, 57 and 11.
Less than 50 people live in 1,135 towns or 21.56% of the total number of living . Cities in Bulgaria are 257, and villages - 5009, according to national statistics.
Meanwhile, over the course of the past year one town has been officially closed down, and one has been annexted to a neighboring one.
In all six regions of the country, population has decreased in 2014.
The least number of people has been registered in the Vidin municipality - 93 361, or approximately 1.3 % of Bulgaria's total population. Sofia is on top of the chart with - 1,316, 557 people or 18.3% of people.
Only two municipalities have registered an incraese in the population - Sofia by 0.5% and Kardzhali by 1%.
The biggest decrease in population has been registered in Vidin by 2.2% and Smolyan by 1.9%. The smallest Bulgarian municipality is Treklyano with 625 inhabitants.