- Yambol Province
Yambol is a town with
provincein south eastern Bulgaria, neighbouring Turkeyto the south. Its main city is Yambol, while other towns include Straldzha, Bolyarovoand Elhovo. It has an area of 3336 km² and, according to the 2001 census, a population of 156,631. The current population is estimated at 141,157.
Yambol Province is divided into the following municipalities:
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.
Yambol is home to the ancient settlement of Kabile, a national archaeological reserve and a nature preserved site, being the most important
Thraciansettlement 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.
Yambol is the native place of the popular artists
George Papazovand John Popov. The computer inventor John Atanasoffhas family roots in the district - his father was born in a village Boyadjik, which is near Yambol.
Topology and natural resources
TundjaRiver, 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/ Mediterraneanclimate. 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, poplarand oak.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Yambol — Infobox Settlement official name = PAGENAME subdivision type = Country subdivision name = BUL subdivision type1 = Provinces (Oblast) timezone=EET utc offset=+2 timezone DST=EEST utc offset DST=+3 image caption= The roofed market Bezisten pushpin… … Wikipedia
Yambol (oblast) — 42°25′N 26°31′E / 42.417, 26.517 … Wikipédia en Français
Yambol — Yam·bol (yämʹbōl ) A city of southeast Bulgaria east of Stara Zagora. Population: 91,000. * * * ▪ Bulgaria also spelled Jambol town, east central Bulgaria, on the Tundzha (Tundja) River. North of the present town are the ruins of Kabyle… … Universalium
Mokresh, Montana Province — Mokresh Мокреш Village … Wikipedia
Oblast de Yambol — Yambol (oblast) Област Ямбол (Oblast Yambol) Oblast de Yambol Administration Pays Bulgarie Type Oblast Siège Yambol … Wikipédia en Français
Montana Province — Coordinates: 43°36′N 23°11′E / 43.6°N 23.183°E / 43.6; 23.183 … Wikipedia
Dobrich Province — Coordinates: 43°35′N 28°0′E / 43.583°N 28°E / 43.583; 28 … Wikipedia
Elkhovo (Yambol) — Pour l’article homonyme, voir Elkhovo. Elkhovo Елхово Administration Pays … Wikipédia en Français
List of cities and towns in Bulgaria — This is a complete list of all cities and towns in Bulgaria sorted by population. Province capitals are shown in bold. As base sources are used The National Statistical Institute (NSI) and The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Rank CoA City … Wikipedia
Drazhevo — Дражево Village … Wikipedia