Bregovo

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Bregovo
Брегово
Bregovo
Bregovo
Bregovo is located in Bulgaria
Bregovo
Bregovo
Location of Bregovo
Coordinates: 44°9′N 22°39′E / 44.150°N 22.650°E / 44.150; 22.650Coordinates: 44°9′N 22°39′E / 44.150°N 22.650°E / 44.150; 22.650
Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Vidin
Government
 • Mayor Milcho Vakov
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (31.12.2009 [1])
 • Total 2,592
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 3790
Area code(s) 09312
The Bregovo police station

Bregovo (Bulgarian: Брегово) is a town in the very northwest of Bulgaria, situated on the east bank of the Timok River close to its mouth. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Bregovo Municipality, Vidin Province. The town is located close to the city of Vidin near the national border crossings with Serbia and Romania. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 2,592 inhabitants.[1]

The name of the town was first attested in writing in 1560 in an Ottoman register. It is derived from breg, meaning "shore" (in this case, the Timok shore), while -ovo is a common Slavic suffix indicating a placename. A secular school was built in 1864, a post office followed in 1879, and a custom house emerged in Bregovo in 1895. A community centre (chitalishte) was in its turn opened on 26 December 1897.

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