Momchilgrad


Momchilgrad
Momchilgrad
Момчилград
Town square
Momchilgrad is located in Bulgaria
Momchilgrad
Location of Momchilgrad
Coordinates: 41°32′N 25°25′E / 41.533°N 25.417°E / 41.533; 25.417Coordinates: 41°32′N 25°25′E / 41.533°N 25.417°E / 41.533; 25.417
Country Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Kardzhali
Government
 - Mayor Erdinch Hayrula
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (15.12.2010)
 - Total 8,509
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 6800
Area code(s) 03631

Momchilgrad (Bulgarian: Момчилград, "the town of Momchil"; Turkish: Mestanlı), is a town in the very south of Bulgaria, part of Kardzhali Province in the southeastern part of the Eastern Rhodopes. It is largely settled by ethnic Turks.[1]

Notable natives include Petar Stoychev (b. 1976), the fastest swimmer across the English Channel as of 2010, table tennis player and coach Daniela Gergelcheva (b. 1964), Turkish weightlifter Naim Süleymanoğlu (b. 1967) and singer Zdravko Zhelyazkov from the Riton pop duet.

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