List of Romani settlements

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Stolipinovo district, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, is one of the largest Roma communities in Europe.

This is an incomplete list of settlements with significant (pluraliity or majority) ethnic Roma population.

Europe

Central and Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

There are many Roma neighborhoods in Bulgarian cities, such as Plovdiv.[1]

Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Stolipinovo neighbourhood Bulgaria Plovdiv 55,000 the largest Roma community in the Balkans
Fakulteta neighbourhood Bulgaria Sofia
Tokaito neighbourhood Bulgaria Pazardzhik
Nadezhda neighbourhood Bulgaria Sliven
Gradets village Bulgaria Kotel, Sliven 3,759 2,970 79.0 percent Gradets is probably the largest Roma village in the world
Bukovlak village Bulgaria Pleven, Pleven 3,620 2,052 56.8 percent second largest Roma village in Bulgaria
Varbitsa town Bulgaria Varbitsa, Shumen 3,325 1,841 55.4 percent Varbitsa is the only town (urban settlement) in Bulgaria with a Roma majority.
Dolni Cibar village Bulgaria Valchedram, Montana 1,586 1,216 76.7 percent This village has a very young age structure and a growing population while other nearby villages are ageing and depopulating very fast
Seliminovo village Bulgaria Sliven, Sliven 1,481 819 55.3 percent
Svoboda village Bulgaria Chirpan, Pazardzhik 1,131 688 60.8 percent
Dzhurovo village Bulgaria Pravets, Sofia 1,112 681 61.2 percent
Sredets village Bulgaria Kaynardzha, Silistra 1,370 679 42.3 percent Roma constitute the largest ethnic group in this village
Zimnitsa village Bulgaria Maglizh, Pazardzhik 838 592 70.6 percent
Sindel village Bulgaria Avren, Varna 1,054 592 56.2 percent
Cintulovo village Bulgaria Sliven, Sliven 2,096 577 (out of 1,070 respondents). 53.9 percent more than thousand people did not state their ethnicity during the 2011 Census.
Vardun village Bulgaria Targovishte, Targovishte 890 572 64.3 percent
Belomortsi village Bulgaria Omurtag, Targovishte 866 451 (out of 548 respondents) between 52.1 percent and 82.3 percent More than 300 inhabitants did not answer the optional question on their ethnicity. 451 out of 548 declared to be part of the Romani minority in Bulgaria.
Dinevo village Bulgaria Haskovo, Haskovo 719 373 51.9 percent
Cherkovna village Bulgaria Dulovo, Silistra 578 364 63.0 percent
Lozenets (bg) village Bulgaria Straldzha, Yambol 616 327 53.1 percent
Ostrets village Bulgaria Targovishte, Targovishte 435 326 74.9 percent
Cintulovo village Bulgaria Sliven, Sliven 1,297 322 (out of 616 respondents). 52.3 percent nearly 700 people did not state their ethnicity during the 2011 Census.
Zlatna Niva village Bulgaria Kaspichan, Shumen 618 321 51.9 percent
Golyam Izvor village Bulgaria Stambolovo, Haskovo 389 308 79.2 percent
Kriva Reka village Bulgaria Nikola Kozlevo, Shumen 495 289 58.4 percent
Buynovo village Bulgaria Targovishte, Targovishte 465 284 61.1 percent
Izvorovo village Bulgaria Antonovo, Targovishte 409 268 65.5 percent
Bryagovo village Bulgaria Haskovo, Haskovo 462 251 54.3 percent
Glufishevo village Bulgaria Sliven, Sliven 699 244 (out of 548 respondents). 44.5 percent more than 150 people did not state their ethnicity.
Bolyarski Izvor village Bulgaria Haskovo, Haskovo 298 226 75.8 percent
Aprilovo village Bulgaria Popovo, Targovishte 397 222 55.9 percent
Bistra village Bulgaria Alfatar, Silistra 381 212 55.6 percent
Dragomazh village Bulgaria Isperih, Razgrad 375 200 53.3 percent
Moravitsa village Bulgaria Antonovo, Targovishte 192 161 83.9 percent

Croatia

Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Strmec Podravski village Croatia Varaždin County 701

Czech Republic

Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Chánov neighbourhood Czech Republic Rudolice nad Bílinou, Most 1,500 - 2,000 (2006 estimate)
Janov quarter Czech Republic Litvínov
Větřní village Czech Republic Český Krumlov 3,950 (2006)

Hungary

Roma people in Hungary by municipalities.
Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Alsószentmárton village Hungary Siklós, Baranya County 1,182 77.7 (2001)
Gilvánfa village Hungary Sellye, Baranya County 381 71.2 (2001)
Csenyéte village Hungary Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County 432 93.4 (2001)

Republic of Macedonia

Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Šuto Orizari municipality Republic of Macedonia Skopje 22,017 (2002) 13,342 60.6

Romania

Roma people in Romania by municipalities.
Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Vâlcele commune Romania Covasna County 3,698(2002)[2] 1,778 48.1
Ungra commune Romania Brașov County 2,038(2002)[3] 1,080 52.9
Slobozia Bradului commune Romania Vrancea County 5,063(2002)[4] 3,241 64
Armășești commune Romania Ialomița County 7,310(2002)[5] 4,162 56.9
Cojasca commune Romania Dâmbovița County 7,286(2002)[6] 4,795 68.8
Buzescu commune Romania Teleorman County 4,700(2005) 1,076 22.9
Bolintin-Vale town Romania Giurgiu County 11,829(2002)[6] 2,342 19.8

Serbia

Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Brdarica village Serbia Mačva District 1,519 488 32.1
Bangladeš suburb Serbia Novi Sad 250 ~100
Depresija neighborhood Serbia Novi Sad 150 majority Roma
Šangaj neighborhood Serbia Novi Sad 2,500 majority Roma prior to 2005
Deponija neighbourhood Serbia Belgrade
Goveđi Brod neighbourhood Serbia Belgrade
Marinkova Bara neighbourhood Serbia Belgrade
Jatagan Mala neighbourhood Serbia Belgrade formerly inhabited by Roma

Slovakia

Roma settlement Luník IX near Košice, Slovakia.
Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Luník IX borough Slovakia Košice 5,368 (2005) the largest Roma community in Slovakia
Letanovský Mlyn village Slovakia Letanovce 700
Jarovnice village Slovakia Sabinov 4,562 (2004)

Slovenia

Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Kerinov Grm village Slovenia Municipality of Krško, southeastern Slovenia 134 (2012)

Turkey

Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Sulukule neighborhood Turkey İstanbul Centre of Romani cultural life, oldest Roma settlement in Europe
Ayvansaray neighborhood Turkey İstanbul
Hacıhüsrev neighborhood Turkey İstanbul
Ayrancılar neighborhood Turkey İzmir
Örnekköy neighborhood Turkey İzmir

Southern Europe

Spain

Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Sacromonte neighborhood Spain Granada The traditional Gitano quarter of Granada.
Triana neighborhood Spain Seville A neighborhood traditionally linked to Gitano history.
Nou Barris neighborhood Spain Barcelona

Portugal

Settlement Type Location Population Roma population Roma % Note
Caneira, Montijo neighborhood Portugal Setúbal

See also

References

  1. ^ François Rüegg, Rudolf Poledna, Călin Rus, Interculturalism and discrimination in Romania, Berlin, 2006, p. 140
  2. ^ (in Romanian) Romanian 2002 census results: Vâlcele Archived 2012-07-13 at Archive.is
  3. ^ (in Romanian) Romanian 2002 census results: Ungra Archived 2012-05-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ (in Romanian) Romanian 2002 census results: Slobozia Bradului Archived 2012-09-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ (in Romanian) Romanian 2002 census results: Armăşeşti Archived 2012-06-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ a b (in Romanian) Romanian 2002 census results: Cojasca Archived 2011-08-25 at the Wayback Machine.
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