Gotse Delchev (town)


Gotse Delchev (town)
Gotse Delchev (town)
Gotse Delchev (town) is located in Bulgaria
Gotse Delchev (town)
Location of Gotse Delchev (town)
Coordinates: 41°34′N 23°44′E / 41.567°N 23.733°E / 41.567; 23.733Coordinates: 41°34′N 23°44′E / 41.567°N 23.733°E / 41.567; 23.733
Country  Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Government
 – Mayor Vladimir Moskov
Elevation 508 m (1,667 ft)
Population (15.06.2010)
 – Total 22,214
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 – Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 2900
Area code(s) 751

Gotse Delchev (Bulgarian: Гоце Делчев), is a town in Blagoevgrad Province of Bulgaria with a population of 23,573.

In 1951 the town was renamed after the Bulgarian revolutionary Georgi (Gotse) Nikolov Delchev. It had hitherto been called Nevrokop[1] (in Bulgarian: Неврокоп, Nevrokop; in Greek: Νευροκοπι, Nevrokopi; and in Turkish: Nevrokop).

Nearby are the remains of a walled city established by the Romans in the 2nd century AD to celebrate victories over the Dacians. The town was called Nicopolis ad Nestum. There has been archaeological work on the site, which ceased due to lack of funds around 1986. The town was a kaza in Syar sanjak of Selanik vilayet before the Balkan Wars.

There is a hospital for endocrine surgery, named Simvol na nadezhdata (Символ на надеждата) (translated sign of hope), established with the help of the Union of Free Evangelic Churches in Germany.

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Municipality

Gotse Delchev is the administrative centre of Gotse Delchev municipality (part of Blagoevgrad Province), which includes the following 13 places:

  • Gospodintsi
  • Gotse Delchev
  • Kornitsa
  • Lazhnitsa
  • Musomishta
  • Sredna
  • Koprivlen

Notable people

  • Aleksandar Pramatarski - politician
  • Georgi Bakalov - notable historian
  • Ilko Pirgov - footballer
  • Ilko Semerdzhiev - former Bulgarian minister of public health
  • Mariana Karpatova - opera singer
  • Nikolay Dobrev (1947–1999) - politician and member of the Communist party of Bulgaria
  • Nikolina Chakardakova - singer
  • Serkan Ceylan - Scientest
  • Atanas Samandov - Bulgarian Army General, Head of the Joint Operations Command
  • Bojidar Spiriev - statistician, author of the official IAAF scoring table
  • Rosen Plevneliev - President of Bulgaria

Gallery

References and notes

  1. ^ Michev, Nikolay; Koledarov, Petar, "Dictionary of towns and villages in Bulgaria (1878 - 1987), Sofia, 1989

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