Number of elementary schools in school year 1890/1891

In the 1890/1891 school year the number of elementary schools in the Bulgarian principality is 4 193. Females schools are 116, males – 1 009 and mixed – 3 068. The number of students in the same school year is 269 314 from I – IV compartment/class. One teacher is teaching 45 pupils on average.


Territory of Bulgaria in year 1889

In 1889 the territory of Bulgaria is 95 704.5 sq. km area, which is divided into the following categories:

  • The uncultivated lands represent 50.86% of the entire territory of the country;
  • The forests and swampy areas are 19.50%;
  • The lands which are used for various agricultural purposes are 29.64%. For these purposes were determined lands, which can be sown, can be pasture ground and those which can be grown vines.


Population by occupation in year 1893

On January 1, 1893 the fourth Census in the Principality of Bulgaria began. According to the results of the largest survey in the country, the population is divided by rank and occupation. Almost ¾ of the population – 73.92%, is engaged in agriculture, 12.81% – in industry, 5.21% – in commerce and communications, 3.59% – lawyers, teachers, doctors, engineers writers, artists and others, 3.01% – army, police, administration and clergy and 1.46% – not classified. The most representatives of army and police (2.80%) and administration (2.90%) there are in the Sofia district and the biggest part of clergy (0.71%) is in the Plovdiv district.