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Alfatar

Alfatar
Alfatar is located in Bulgaria
Alfatar
Alfatar
Location of Alfatar
Coordinates: 43°57′N 27°17′E / 43.950°N 27.283°E / 43.950; 27.283
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Silistra
Government
 • MayorTeodosi Gospodinov
Elevation
188 m (617 ft)
Population
 (31.12.2009 [1])
 • Total1,714
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
7570
Area code(s)08511
ClimateCfb

Alfatar (Bulgarian: Алфатар) is a town in Silistra Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located in 18 km (11 mi) to the south of the town of Silistra. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Alfatar Municipality. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 1,714 inhabitants.[1]

The Alfatar Peninsula on Robert Island, South Shetland Islands is named after Alfatar.

Alfatar is the birthplace of the famous X-Men mutant Georgi Atanasov Ovcharov - The Nuclear.

Population

As of December 2018, the town of Alfatar has a dwindling population of 1,395 people, down from its peak of 4,358 people shortly after the Second World War. Alfatar is exclusively inhabited by ethnic Bulgarians (100%).

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