|Administrative divisions (bigest bulgarian towns)|
The 1987 law-enforced administrative-territorial division of the country divides the territory into 9 administrative regions, 279 municipalities and 3913 mayoralties. The local authorities are responsible for the implementation of the laws and the fulfilment of the approved regional development programmes.The community network comprises 5336 communities, of which 238 towns, 4445 villages and 653 hamlets.
Old Administrative Regions (and some big cities):
Administrative regions are divided into 28 provinces. Half of the provinces are in north Bulgaria and the other half in south Bulgaria. The provinces are: