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Pazardzhik
Пазарджик
Map of Bulgaria, Pazardzhik is indicated
Province
(oblast)
Pazardzhik
Population 81,485 (2005-09-13)
Altitude 215 m
Postal code 4400
Area code 034
License plate
province code
PA
Geographic
coordinates
42° 12' north,
24° 20' east
Time zone EET
(UTC+2; UTC+3 in summer)
Mayor Ivan Evstatiev

Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: Пазарджик, also spelled as Pazardjik or Pazarjik) is a town situated along the banks of the Maritsa river in Bulgaria. It is the capital of Pazardzhik Province and centre for the Pazardzhik municipality. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Pazardzhik_location_in_Bulgaria. ... Since 1999 Bulgaria is divided into 28 oblasts (provinces or regions) that correspond aproximatly to the 28 okrugs that existet before 1987. ... Pazardzhik is a province located in southern Bulgaria and covers 4,458 km². Ranging from 190 to 370 m above sea level, Pazardzhik is home to 319,358 people (1998). ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... Blagoevgrad - 2700 Bansko - 2770 Bania - 2778 Kremen - 2771 Eleshnitza - 2782 Dobrinishte - 2777 Belitsa - 2780 Gotse Delchev - 2900 Gurmen - 2960 Kresna - 2840 Petrich - 2850 Razlog - 2760 Sandanski - 2800 Satovcha - 2950 Simitli - 2730 Strumiani - 2825 Hadzidimovo - 2933 Yakoruda - 2790 Riltzi Burgas - 8000 Dyuny - 8001 Elenite - 8002 Slunchev Briag/Sunny Beach - 8240 Aitos... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... A Bulgarian license plate from the city of Sofia A Dobrich Province license plate The standard Bulgarian license plates consist of a blue vertical strip (the European strip) on the left side of the plate containing the European flag (or the flag of Bulgaria for plates issued prior to 01. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... The Maritsa or Evros (Bulgarian: Марица, Greek: Εβρος, Romanized as Hebrus, Turkish: Meriç) river is ca . ... Pazardzhik is a province located in southern Bulgaria and covers 4,458 km². Ranging from 190 to 370 m above sea level, Pazardzhik is home to 319,358 people (1998). ... Pazardzhik municipality (Bulgarian: Община Пазарджик) is the second largest municipality in Pazardzhik Province, after Velingrad. ...

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History

Pazardzhik was founded by Tatars from what is today Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi in 1485 on the left bank of the river Maritsa, near the market of the region, an important crossroad at the middle of this productive region, and named Tatar Pazardzhik (Turkish Tatar Pazarcιk, "small Tatar market"). Thanks to this favourable location, the settlement quickly developed. While it was very small at the beginning of the 19th century, it became the administrative centre for the region at the end of the century and remained so until the Liberation from Turkish occupation. Tatars (Tatar: Tatarlar/Татарлар), sometimes spelled Tartar (more about the name), is a collective name applied to the Turkic speaking people of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. ... Inside the fortress of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (Ukrainian: , transliteration: Bilhorod-Dnistrovs’kyi) is a city situated on the right bank of the Dniester Liman (on the Dniester estuary leading to the Black Sea) in the Odessa Oblast (province) of southwestern Ukraine, in the historical region of Bessarabia. ... The Maritsa or Evros (Bulgarian: Марица, Greek: Εβρος, Romanized as Hebrus, Turkish: Meriç) river is ca . ...

The clock tower is one of the symbols of Pazardzhik
The clock tower is one of the symbols of Pazardzhik

During the following centuries the town continued to grow and strengthened its position. Trade in iron, leather and rice prospered. The town impressed visitors with its beautiful houses and clean streets. In 1718 Gerard Kornelius Drish visited Pazardzhik and wrote "the buildings here according to construction, size and beauty stand higher than those of Niš, Sofia and all other places". Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x921, 173 KB) Pazardzhik Clock Tower, Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x921, 173 KB) Pazardzhik Clock Tower, Bulgaria. ... NiÅ¡ or Nish (Serbian: Ниш / NiÅ¡,  , Latin: Naissus, Greek: Ναισσός Naissos) is a city in Serbia situated at 43. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ...


The Russians under Count Nikolay Kamensky took the city after a brief siege in 1810. By the mid-19th century Pazardzhik was a big, important centre of crafts and trade, with a population of about 25,000 people. It hosted two big annual fairs, and a big market Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There was a post office with a telegraph. Count Nicholas Kamensky Count Nikolay Mikhailovich Kamensky (27 December 1776 — 4 May 1811) was a Russian general who outlived his father, Field Marshal Mikhail Kamensky, by two years. ...


In 1837 the Church of the Mother of God was built — an important national monument, famous for its architecture and woodcarving. In the mid-19th century Pazardzhik became an important cultural centre: a school was opened in 1847, a girls' school in 1848, a community centre in 1868, the women's union "Prosveta" in 1870. Russian Orthodox Icon of the Theotokos Theotokos is a Greek word that means God-bearer or Mother of God. It is a title assigned by the early Christian Church to Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the Third Ecumenical Council held at Ephesus in 431. ...


During the Liberation War in 1877-1878, the town was burned by retreating Turkish troops. It was liberated on 2 January 1878 by General Joseph Vladimirovich Gourko's platoon. Pazardzhik grew and spread to the right bank of Maritsa river; barracks and an agricultural school were built. Plevna Monument near the walls of Kitai-gorod. ... January 2 is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Field Marshal Joseph Gourko Count Joseph Vladimirovich Romeyko-Gourko (the first name is also sometimes transliterated Ossip) (16/28 July 1828, Mogilev region - 15/28 January 1901, near Tver) was a Russian Field Marshal prominent during the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78. ...


From the early 20th century on people built factories, stores and houses, and thus the industrial quarter of the town. From 1959 to 1987 Pazardzhik was again an administrative centre for the region, and is again since the 1999 administrative division of Bulgaria.


Culture and pedestrian areas

Videlina cultural centre (chitalishte)
Videlina cultural centre (chitalishte)

The Church of the Theotokos preserves the most impressive icons in Bulgaria by master artists of the Debar School, wood-carvings of New and Old Testament scenes, and icons by Stanislav Dospevski. Among the town's landmarks are also the clock tower, the ethnographic and history museums. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 3. ... The chitalishte in Koprivshtitsa was built in 1869 A chitalishte (Bulgarian: читалище ) is a typical Bulgarian public institution and building which fulfills several functions at once, such as a community centre, library and a theatre. ... Debar on the map of Republic of Macedonia Debar (Cyrillic: Дебар) is a city in the western part of the Republic of Macedonia, near the border with Albania, on the road from the city of Struga to the city of Gostivar. ... Carved wooden cranes Wood carving is a form of working wood by means of a cutting tool held in the hand (this may be a power tool), resulting in a wooden figure or figurine (this may be abstract in nature) or in the ornamentation of a wooden object. ... John 21:1 Jesus Appears to His Disciples--Alessandro Mantovani: the Vatican, Rome. ... Note: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh. ...


As with most Bulgarian cities, Pazardzhik has developed a significant pedestrian center, in which several central squares typify the European café society and pedestrian culture. In Bulgaria the café culture is particularly prominent, with many downtown squares easily providing up to a half dozen cafés, with ample outside seating. A pedestrian street is a street where pedestrian traffic is given partial or total priority over all other kinds of traffic. ... Coffeehouse in Damascus // A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or cafe (also spelled as café from the French, Spanish, and Portuguese or caffè from the Italian) shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant, but it is different from a cafeteria. ...


Pazardzhik has a level of pedestrian streets (or network of carfree areas) even above the relatively high Bulgarian standard. There are several longer pedestrian streets, and at one point there is even an intersection where five different pedestrian streets converge. A few of these do not continue for very long, but most do, or are connected to the rest of the pedestrian areas of the city, and thus could be said to form the pedestrian network of the city. The main square of Siena, Italy This is a list of noteworthy car-free areas. ...


During the warmer seasons, most afternoons of the week and especially weekends find a large number of people strolling about or sitting in cafés. There are both tourist and shopping attractions in this area as well.


Sister cities

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edit Municipalities of Pazardzhik Province Flag of Bulgaria

Batak | Belovo | Bratsigovo | Kostandovo | Lesichovo | Panagyurishte | Pazardzhik | Peshtera | Rakitovo | Septemvri | Strelcha | Velingrad Pazardzhik is a province located in southern Bulgaria and covers 4,458 km². Ranging from 190 to 370 m above sea level, Pazardzhik is home to 319,358 people (1998). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Batak (Bulgarian Батак) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Belovo (Bulgarian Белово) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Bratsigovo (Bulgarian Брацигово) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Kostandovo (in Bulgarian: Костандово) is a small town in the Pazardzhik Province, southern Bulgaria. ... Lesichovo (Bulgarian: ) is a village in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. ... Panagyurishte is a town in Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Rakitovo (Ракитово in Bulgarian)is a town in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. ... Septemvri (Bulgarian: , lit. ... Strelcha (Bulgarian: ) is a small Bulgarian town with a population of 4,858 as of September 2005. ... Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. ...

Coordinates: 42°12′N, 24°20′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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