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Gramada, Bulgaria

Gramada

Грамада
Gramada is located in Bulgaria
Gramada
Gramada
Location of Gramada
Coordinates: 43°50′N 22°40′E / 43.833°N 22.667°E / 43.833; 22.667
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Vidin
Government
 • MayorNikolay Gergov
Elevation
230 m (750 ft)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total1,647
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
3830
Area code(s)09337

Gramada (Bulgarian: Грамада, pronounced [ɡrɐˈmadɐ]; "heap, pile") is a town in northwestern Bulgaria, part of Vidin Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Gramada Municipality, which lies in the central part of Vidin Province. It is located in the western Danubian Plain, 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the provincial capital Vidin and 200 kilometres (120 mi) from Sofia. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 1,647 inhabitants.[1]

Municipality

Gramada municipality covers an area of 184 square kilometres (71 sq mi) and includes the following eight places:

  • Boyanovo
  • Brankovtsi
  • Gramada
  • Medeshevtsi
  • Milchina Laka
  • Sratsimirovo
  • Toshevtsi
  • Vodna

Gramada municipality is situated in a plain and is crossed by the rivers Vidbol, Kormanitsa, Gramada River and Yasova Bara. The municipality is mainly agricultural, cultivating grain, vines, fruits and vegetables.

Points of interest

East of Gramada there is a powerful medium-wave broadcasting station built in 1973 called Vidin transmitter. Its signals can be easily received in the whole of Europe. It works on 576 kHz and on 1224 kHz with a power of 500 kW. For transmission on 576 kHz a 259-metre-tall (850 ft) guyed mast equipped with a cage antenna at its lower part is used. For the transmission on 1224 kHz four guyed masts, insulated against ground, each equipped with a cage antenna, are used, which allows a switchable directional pattern.

Honour

Gramada Glacier on Smith Island, South Shetland Islands is named after Gramada.

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