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Hadzhidimovo

Hadzhidimovo

Хаджидимово
Ruins of an ancient fortress near Hadzhidimovo
Ruins of an ancient fortress near Hadzhidimovo
Hadzhidimovo is located in Bulgaria
Hadzhidimovo
Hadzhidimovo
Location of Hadzhidimovo in Bulgaria
Coordinates: 41°31′19″N 23°52′8.4″E / 41.52194°N 23.869000°E / 41.52194; 23.869000
Country Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Government
Elevation
485 m (1,591 ft)
Population
 • Total4,560
Area code(s)07528

Hadzhidimovo (Bulgarian: Хаджидимово) is a small town and the centre of Hadzhidimovo Municipality in Blagoevgrad Province, south-western Bulgaria.

It is located in the southernmost part of Bulgaria, bordering on Greece in the Chech region.

Geography

The town lies in the Mesta River valley, surrounded by the heights of Rila, Pirin, Slavyanka, Shilka, Bozdag, and the Western Rhodopes Mountains.

Although the town is located in a Mediterranean climate region, temperatures quite often fall below 0° in winter, and the summers are hot with temperatures sometimes reaching 45° Celsius.


History

Hadzhidimovo was formed through the merger of the villages of Gorna Singartia and Dolna Singartia. Throughout the 19th century, researchers listed the two villages as having a predominantly ethnic Bulgarian population with a Turkish minority.[1] It was known as Hacıdimova while it was part of Turkey.

For a while after the merger, the settlement was known as Zhostovo, after Bulgarian general Konstantin Zhostov who was born in nearby Gaytaninovo. Today, it bears the name of leftist Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO) revolutionary Dimo Hadzhidimov since 1951. Hadzhidimovo was proclaimed a town in 1996.

Transportation

The municipality is crossed by the II-19 highway from Gotse Delchev, Koprivlen, and Sadovo to the Greek border at Ilinden.

References

  1. ^ Македония и Одринско. Статистика на населението от 1873 г., Македонски научен институт, София, 1995, стр. 126-127.