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Yambol town and province shown within Bulgaria
Yambol town and province shown within Bulgaria

Yambol is a town with province in south eastern Bulgaria, neighbouring Turkey to the south. Its main city is Yambol, while other towns include Straldzha, Bolyarovo and Elhovo. It has an area of 4162 km² and, according to the 2001 census, a population of 156,631. The current population is estimated at 141,157. Image File history File links Yambol. ... Image File history File links Yambol. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Yambol (Bulgarian: Ямбол, also transliterated as Jambol) is the principal town in Yambol Province, Bulgaria, located on the Tunzha River. ... Straldzha (Стралджа) is a town in southeast Bulgaria. ... Bolyarovo (Bulgarian Болярово) is a town in Southeastern Bulgaria. ... Elhovo (Елхово, from елха, elha, meaning alder + the placename suffix -ovo) is a Bulgarian town in Yambol Province, on the left bank of the Tundzha between the Strandzha and Sakar mountains. ...

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History and background

The motto of the town of Yambol is "Coming from the remote past, going to the future". Archaeological findings in the area date back to the year 6000 BC, to the time of Roman Emperor Diocletian's reign when the castle, called Diospolis, was built on the location of the present modern town. The best preserved historical sites, dating back to the fifteenth century, are the bazar "Bezisten" and the mosque "Esky Djamia", which have been restored and are functioning at present. Other historical sites of interest are the prehistoric tumulus by the village of Drama, the remains of Yambol Mediaeval castle and the Monastery of the middle Ages in Voden. This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus ( 245– 312), born Diocles (Greek Διοκλής) and known in English as Diocletian,[1] was Roman Emperor from November 20, 284 to May 1, 305. ...

Yambol is home to the ancient settlement of Kabile, a national archaeological reserve and a nature preserved site, being the most important Thracian settlement in Bulgaria. In modern study of ancient Thrace it has already been proved that Kabile was the most prominent political, economic and religious centre from the first millennium BC. The archaeological investigations of the ancient city that have taken place in the last thirty years have revealed a great number of artefacts (stone inscriptions, coins, ceramic ware and remains of building activities) dating from times over a millennium long history. Most of the discovered artefacts have already been published and used as a data for archaeological and historical studies. The Thracians were an Indo-European people, inhabitants of Thrace and adjacent lands (present-day Bulgaria, Romania, northeastern Greece, European Turkey and northwestern asiatic Turkey, eastern Serbia and parts of Republic of Macedonia). ...

Famous residents

Yambol is the native place of the popular artists George Papazov and John Popov. The computer inventor John Atanasoff has family roots in the district. George Papazov ( Pappasoff, Georges) b. ... John Vincent Atanasoff (October 4, 1903-June 15, 1995) was a prominent American computer engineer of Bulgarian and Irish origin. ...

Topology and natural resources

The Tundja River, the fourth of its size with an earth embankment, flows through the district, and mineral water wells are found near the village of Stefan Caradjovo. The territory of the area covers the middle part of the river valley, the Bakadjitsi, parts of the Svetiliiski, Derventski and Manastirski uplands, with the hilly plain relief predominating 100-150m above sea level. The northern areas of Tundja valley are characterized by a trans-continental climate, while the southern parts have a typical continental/Mediterranean climate. The average annual temperatures are between 12 and 12.5°C. Agricultural lands take 76.9% of the whole district territory, and the forests 15.5% of it. The wood resources include elm, willow, poplar and oak.
The Tundzha (Bulgarian: Тунджа, Turkish: Tunca) is a river in Bulgaria and Turkey and the most significant tributary of the Maritsa, emptying into it on Turkish territory near Edirne. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ... Species See text. ... Species About 350, including: Salix acutifolia - Violet Willow Salix alaxensis - Alaska Willow Salix alba - White Willow Salix alpina - Alpine Willow Salix amygdaloides - Peachleaf Willow Salix arbuscula - Mountain Willow Salix arbusculoides - Littletree Willow Salix arctica - Arctic Willow Salix atrocinerea Salix aurita - Eared Willow Salix babylonica - Peking Willow Salix bakko Salix barrattiana... This article is about woody plants of the genus Populus. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ...

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Stara Zagora · Targovishte · Varna · Veliko Tarnovo · Vidin · Vratsa · Yambol Since 1999 Bulgaria is divided into 28 oblasts (provinces or regions) that correspond aproximatly to the 28 okrugs that existet before 1987. ... Bulgarian coat of arms This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Blagoevgrad Province (Bulgarian: област Благоевград, oblast Blagoevgrad or Благоевградска област, Blagoevgradska oblast), also known as Pirin Macedonia (Bulgarian: Пиринска Македония, Pirinska Makedoniya), is a province (oblast) of southwestern Bulgaria. ... Burgas province shown within Bulgaria Burgas province or oblast is located in south-eastern Bulgaria, on the southern Black Sea coast. ... Dobrich province shown within Bulgaria Dobrich Province is a province in northeastern Bulgaria. ... Gabrovo province shown within Bulgaria Gabrovo is a small province lying at the geographical centre of Bulgaria. ... Khaskovo province shown within Bulgaria Haskovo is a province in southern Bulgaria, neighbouring Greece and Turkey to the south east. ... Kurdzhali province shown within Bulgaria Kardzhali (Bulgarian: ; Turkish: ) is a province of southern Bulgaria, neighbouring Greece with the Greek prefectures of Xanthi and Rodhopi to the south and east. ... Kyustendil region shown within Bulgaria Kyustendil is a province of western Bulgaria, neighbouring Republic of Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro. ... Lovech region shown within Bulgaria Lovech is a province in central Bulgaria. ... Montana is a province in northwestern Bulgaria, bordering Serbia and Montenegro and Romania. ... Pazardzhik region shown within Bulgaria Pazardzhik is a province in southern Bulgaria. ... Pernik region shown within Bulgaria Pernik is a province in western Bulgaria, neighbouring Serbia and Montenegro. ... Pleven region shown within Bulgaria Pleven is a province in northern Bulgaria, neighbouring Romania. ... Walls of the Hissarya fortress Plovdiv is an oblast, or province, of central Bulgaria, formerly part of Eastern Rumelia. ... Razgrad Province (Област Разград) is a province in northeastern Bulgaria. ... Ruse region shown within Bulgaria Ruse Province (Bulgarian: , Turkish: Rusçuk) is a province in northern Bulgaria (Ludogorie), neighbouring Romania. ... Shumen region shown within Bulgaria Shumen is a province in northeastern Bulgaria. ... Silistra province shown within Bulgaria Silistra is a province of Bulgaria, named for its main city, Silistra. ... Sliven province shown within Bulgaria Sliven is a province in central Bulgaria. ... Smolyan province shown within Bulgaria Smolyan is a province in southern Bulgaria. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Mayor Boyko Borisov Area    - City 1,310 km²  - Land (?) km²  - Water (?) km² Elevation 550 m Population    - City (15 September 2006) 1,246,791  - Density 907/km²  - Metro 1,377,761 Time zone EET (UTC+2) EEST (UTC+3) Website... Sofia province shown within Bulgaria Sofia is a province of Bulgaria. ... Stara Zagora is a province of south central Bulgaria. ... Targovishte province shown within Bulgaria Targovishte (Търговищка област) is a province in central Bulgaria. ... Varna is a province in northeastern Bulgaria, bordering the Black Sea. ... Veliko Turnovo province shown within Bulgaria Veliko Tarnovo is a province in the middle of the northern part of Bulgaria. ... Baba Vida fortress in Vidin Vidin Province is the northwesternmost province of Bulgaria. ... Vratsa is a province of north western Bulgaria, neighbouring Romania. ...

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Yambol Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (495 words)
Yambol is a town with province in south eastern Bulgaria, neighbouring Turkey to the south.
Yambol is home to the ancient settlement of Kabile, a national archaeological reserve and a nature preserved site, being the most important Thracian settlement in Bulgaria.
Yambol is the native place of the popular artists George Papazov and John Popov.
Yambol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (263 words)
Yambol (Bulgarian: Ямбол) is a city in southeastern Bulgaria, the administrative centre of Yambol Province.
As the Slavs and Bulgars arrived in the Balkans in the Middle Ages, the fortress was contested by the Bulgarian Empire and the Byzantines until 1373, when it fell to the Ottomans after a prolonged siege.
Yambol (Ottoman Turkish Yanbolu) was an important centre of the Ottoman Empire until liberated by Russian forces in January 1878 to become part of Eastern Rumelia and later Bulgaria after the Unification in 1886.
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