Pordim


Pordim

Pordim ( _bg. Пордим) is a town in Pleven Province in central northern Bulgaria. It is the administrative centre of a municipality and has a population of 2,176 as of 2008, and lies at 155 metres above sea level in the Danubian Plain.

Pordim is thought to be the site of the first ever telephone connection in Bulgaria, during the Siege of Pleven of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. It linked Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia with Prince Carol I of Romania.

The town played an active part in the war of 1877-78 and boasts two museums, the Alexander II Russian Museum and the Carol I Romanian Museum, both houses in the authentic buildings where the two heads of state stayed during the battle for Pleven, commanding their respective forces.

Municipality

Pordim is the seat of the eponymous Pordim municipality (part of Pleven Province), which includes the following 8 places (towns in bold):
* Borislav
* Kamenets
* Kateritsa
* Odarne
* Pordim
* Totleben
* Valchitran
* Zgalevo

Honour

Pordim Islands off Robert Island, South Shetland Islands are named after Pordim.


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