Two digital collections on the Internet

Census of January 1, 1893
Census of January 1, 1893

The Library of the National Statistical Institute has published “Census of January 1, 1888” and “Census of January 1, 1893.” digital collections.

Users of statistical information have free of charge online access to nearly 10,000 digital pages statistical information about the population by age, marital status, birthplace, residence, mother tongue, literacy, nationality, towns, districts and others.
The two censuses conducted after the Unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia (January 1, 1888 and January 1, 1893), are extremely valuable not only for their times, but from a historical perspective.
Object of study is the population in a wide range of demographic indicators, and the one from 1893 – the housing too. These initial attempts of the young Bulgarian state in the implementation of statistical studies contribute greatly to the organization of statistical activities, qualification of staff and creation of habits among the population to be subjected to statistical surveys. The whole administrative apparatus of the state and the intelligentsia was involved in the census. By the end of the XIX century censuses were carried out by Royal Decree and were considered nationwide events with utmost importance.

Internet access to the results of Population Censuses

Population Census 1881
Population Census 1881

The library of the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria (BNSI) has the pleasure to inform the users of statistical information about the opportunity of on–line access to “Population Census 1881” and “Population Census 1885”.

The library of NSI published on Internet 2306 digital pages. The editions contain statistical data about population by age, marriage status, profession and nationality by regions and settlements in Kingdom of Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia. They provide also information about mother tongue and religion of the population.
The first population census in 1881 is in Bulgarian and French.