|• Mayor||Resmi Murad|
|Elevation||684 m (2,244 ft)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Ardino (Bulgarian: Ардино, formerly Turkish: Eğridere, Greek: Αρντίνο) is a town in Southern Bulgaria, in the Rhodope Mountains. It is located in Kurdzhali oblast and it is also close to the town of Smolyan.
It is famous for its textile industry. It has a machine-building factory and a tobacco manufacturing industry. Tourist attractions include the Eagle rocks and the Dyavolski most (Devil's bridge). Under Ottoman rule, Ardino, then known in Turkish as Eğridere, was a kaza centre in the Sanjak of Gümülcine in the Adrianople Vilayet before the Balkan Wars. Ardino received its name in 1934 and was declared as a town in 1960. Ardino is a birthplace of Sabahattin Ali - Turkish novelist, poet and journalist.
- Byal izvor
- Chervena skala
- Gorno Prahovo
- Dolno Prahovo
- Star chitak
- http://alex.eled.duth.gr/Istoria/thrace_english/Thracee7_7.htm THRACE FROM THE CONGRESS OF BERLIN TILL THE BALKAN WARS (1878-1912)
- http://www.visittobulgaria.com/visit/dir.asp?d=0-8-Ardino Ardino
- http://ardino.blogspot.com/2008/02/blog-post_28.html Ardino
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