Omega wrote:From all the three areas you have selected, Yambol area is the cheapest but there you coiuld expect the least appreciation in price. The area is not so developed. The town of Yambol is not the best town in Bulgaria. To be honest, there are pretty a lot of gypsies there.
But its benefit is that it is relatively close to the sea. For one hour drive you could reach Bourgas and the sea.
I have tried to find figures for the gypsy population, and unfortunately the last census was in 2001 so not very enlightening.
As Cameo has already said about the gypsies she knows, we have the same situation in our area of Yambol, our own village has hardly any Roma, but the next one on, Krumovo, it is mostly Roma, but we feel more at home there than we do in our own village at times.
There are lots of discussions about ethnic minorities on the forum if you have your concerns, but checking out the census, you can easily see where the gypsies tend to be well in 2001 anyway and I think I am right in saying that most of the gypsy population in any area are actually living in or very near to the cities themselves as apposed to the villages.
Province - Roma - Total population
Blagoevgrad Province 12,405 341,173
Burgas Province 19,439 423,547
Dobrich Province 18,649 215,217
Gabrovo Province 1,611 144,125
Haskovo Province 17,089 277,478
Kardzhali Province 1,264 164,019
Kyustendil Province 8,294 162,534
Lovech Province 6,316 169,951
Montana Province 22,784 182,258
Pazardzhik Province 23,970 310,723
Pernik Province 3,035 149,832
Pleven Province 9,777 311,985
Plovdiv Province 30,196 715,816
Razgrad Province 8,733 152,417
Ruse Province 9,703 266,157
Shumen Province 16,457 204,378
Silistra Province 6,478 142,000
Sliven Province 26,777 218,474
Smolyan Province 686 140,066
Sofia 17,885 1,170,842
Sofia Province 16,748 273,240
Stara Zagora Province 16,748 370,615
Targovishte Province 9,868 137,689
Varna Province 15,462 500,175
Veliko Tarnovo Province 6,064 293,172
Vidin Province 9,786 130,074
Vratsa Province 14,899 243,036
Yambol Province 9,729 156,070
Total 370,908 7,928,901
*figures from wikipedia
I have tried to split the figures and it won't let me sorry