Gabrovo Municipality

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42°52'59"N
025°16'59"E
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 Bulgaria
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Gabrovo Municipality (Bulgarian: Община Габрово) is a municipality (obshtina) in Gabrovo Province, North-central Bulgaria, located on the northern slopes of the central Stara planina mountain to the area of the so-called Fore-Balkan. It is named after its administrative centre - the city of Gabrovo which is also the capital of the province. The municipality embraces a territory of 555.57 km² with a population of 67,501 inhabitants, as of December 2009.Aside from the rich cultural landmarks of the main city, the area is best known with the beautifully preserved architectural reserve of Bozhentsi village and the north approach to Shipka Pass which was a noted place of the Bulgarian history and one of the main transport connections between the north and south parts of Bulgaria and the Balkan peninsula.

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Religion

According to the latest Bulgarian census of 2011, the religious composition, among those who answered the optional question on religious identification, was the following:
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