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Ivaylovgrad
Ivaylovgrad
(Bulgarian: Ивайловград, "city of Ivaylo") is a town in Haskovo Province
Haskovo Province
in the very south-east of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
set near the river Arda in the easternmost part of the Rhodope Mountains. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Ivaylovgrad
Ivaylovgrad
Municipality. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 3,756 inhabitants.[1] Byzantine eparchial lists from the time of the 9th-10th century mention a bishop's centre by the name of Lyutitsa on the site of present-day Ivaylovgrad. According to John VI Kantakouzenos (1347–1354), his infantry reached the fortress in 1342–1343. The settlement was destroyed by the Ottoman Turks during their invasion of the Balkans
Balkans
in the 14th-15th century. Information about the town during the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
is scarce, but it was the centre of a kaza under the name of Ortaköy in Edirne Province. Much of the Bulgarian population moved from the region due to organized robberies and internecine wars in the empire. Despite the Liberation of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
in 1878 and the Unification in 1886, the town remained a part of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
until the Balkan Wars in 1912–1913 and suffered greatly from bashi-bazouk attacks. Landmarks in Ivaylovgrad
Ivaylovgrad
and the surrounding area include the Ivaylovgrad
Ivaylovgrad
Reservoir, the 2nd-3rd century Roman Villa Armira, the medieval Byzantine and Bulgarian fortress Lyutitsa, the 16th-century bridge Aterenski, as well as a number of ancient Thracian sites and 19th-century churches. Municipality[edit]

Ivaylovgrad Reservoir
Ivaylovgrad Reservoir
during the 2007 Bulgarian heat wave

Ivaylovgrad
Ivaylovgrad
is the seat of Ivaylovgrad
Ivaylovgrad
municipality (part of Haskovo Province), which includes the following 50 places:

Beli Dol Belopoltsi Belopolyane Boturche Brusino Bubino Byalgradets Cherni Rid Chernichino Chuchuliga Dolno Lukovo Dolnoseltsi Drabishna Glumovo Gorno Lukovo Gornoseltsi Gorsko

Gugutka Huhla Ivaylovgrad Kazak Kamilski Dol Karlovsko Kobilino Kondovo Konnitsi Kostilkovo Lambuh Lensko Mandritsa Meden Buk Nova Livada Odrintsi Oreshino

Pashkul Planinets Plevun Pokrovan Popsko Pastrook Rozino Sborino Svirachi Siv Kladenets Slaveevo Sokolentsi Vetrushka Vis Zhelezari Zhelezino

References[edit]

^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - towns in 2009 Archived 2010-11-13 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Ivaylovgrad
Ivaylovgrad
municipality website Ivaylovgrad
Ivaylovgrad
Info

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Notes

city status after the census of 01.02.2011: Ignatievo, Kran

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Municipalities of Haskovo
Haskovo
Province

Dimitrovgrad Harmanli Haskovo Ivaylovgrad Lyubimets Madzharovo Mineralni Bani Simeonovgrad Stambolovo Svilengrad Topolovgrad

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 151284527 GND: 7688813-7 BNF: cb12396918t (data)

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