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Popovo, Bulgaria

Popovo, Bulgaria
Coat of arms of Popovo, Bulgaria
Coat of arms
Popovo, Bulgaria is located in Bulgaria
Popovo, Bulgaria
Popovo, Bulgaria
Location of Popovo
Coordinates: 43°21′N 26°14′E / 43.350°N 26.233°E / 43.350; 26.233
CountryBulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Targovishte
Government
 • MayorLudmil Veselinov
Elevation
210 m (690 ft)
Population
 (31.12.2009)[1]
 • City15,548
 • Urban
30,896
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
7800
Area code(s)0608

Popovo (Bulgarian: Попово, from поп, pop, meaning "priest", and the placename suffix -ovo, literally "the priest's village") is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Targovishte Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Popovo Municipality. In December 2009, it had a population of 15,548 and an absolute Bulgarian majority.[1]

The town was first mentioned in an Ottoman tax register of 1555.

Popovo Saddle in Imeon Range on Smith Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Popovo.[2]

Geography

The city's center (2012).

The town is built along the length of the Popovska river (also called Popovski Lom or Kalakoch Dere) on top of two hills opposite from one another and in the valley as well. Not long ago, before the corrections to the Sofia-Varna railway line were completed, the tracks ran by the suburbs of the city. The land of the villages Gagovo, Zaraevo, Kardam, Medovina, and Palamartsa.[3]

Prehistory, Antiquity

There are three prehistoric mounds of the Eneolithic and Chalcolithic settlements in the Popovo area, one northwest of the city and those in Nevsky and Seyachi neighbourhoods, as well as nine Thracian tombstones from the Roman epoch. Tombstone mounds are divided into two mound necropolises, but most of them were already destroyed by illegal "treasure hunters".

The nearby Roman fort at Kovachevsko kale is notable for its size and remaining walls.

Twin cities

References

  1. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  2. ^ Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica: Popovo Saddle.
  3. ^ Димитрова-Тодорова, Л. 2006: 141. Retrieved August 27, 2015.

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