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Ardino

Ardino

Ардино
Distant view of Ardino
Distant view of Ardino
Flag of Ardino
Flag
Ardino is located in Bulgaria
Ardino
Ardino
Location of Ardino
Coordinates: 41°35′N 25°08′E / 41.583°N 25.133°E / 41.583; 25.133
CountryBulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Kurdzhali
Government
 • MayorResmi Murad
Elevation
684 m (2,244 ft)
Population
 (15.12.2010)
 • Total4,185
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
6750
Area code(s)03651
Main square in Ardino seen from the bridge.
Devil's bridge near Ardino.

Ardino (Bulgarian: Ардино, formerly Turkish: Eğridere) is a town in southern Bulgaria, in the Rhodope Mountains. It is located in Kardzhali Province and it is also close to Smolyan.

It is famous for its textile industry. It has a machine-building factory and a tobacco manufacturing industry. Tourist attractions include the Belite Brezi, the Eagle rocks and the Dyavolski most (Devil's bridge). Under Ottoman rule, Ardino, then known in Turkish as Eğridere, was a kaza centre in the Sanjak of Gümülcine in the Adrianople Vilayet before the Balkan Wars.[1] Ardino received its name in 1934[2] and was declared as a town in 1960.[3] Ardino is the birthplace of Sabahattin Ali, Turkish novelist, poet and journalist.

Villages

Notable natives

  • Sabahattin Ali (1907–1948), Turkish novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist
  • Cevat Hasanov, Balkan champion in Table Tennis

References

  1. ^ [alex.eled.duth.gr] THRACE FROM THE CONGRESS OF BERLIN TILL THE BALKAN WARS (1878-1912)
  2. ^ [www.visittobulgaria.com] Ardino
  3. ^ [ardino.blogspot.com] Ardino

External links

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