Dulovo, Bulgaria

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Dulovo, Bulgaria
Дулово
Dulovo, Bulgaria is located in Bulgaria
Dulovo, Bulgaria
Dulovo, Bulgaria
Location of Dulovo, Bulgaria
Coordinates: 43°49′N 27°9′E / 43.817°N 27.150°E / 43.817; 27.150Coordinates: 43°49′N 27°9′E / 43.817°N 27.150°E / 43.817; 27.150
Country Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Silistra
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Mithat Tabakov
Elevation 237 m (778 ft)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 6,621
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 7650
Area code(s) 0855
License plate CC
Website http://www.dulovo.bg/

Dulovo (Bulgarian: Дулово, Turkish: Akkadınlar) is a town in Silistra Province in northeastern Bulgaria, the historical region of Southern Dobruja. As the administrative centre of the homonymous Dulovo Municipality, it is the third largest town in the province after Silistra and Tutrakan. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 6,621 inhabitants.[1]

Dulovo, then a village, was first mentioned in an Ottoman document of 1573 as "Akkadınlar", meaning "White Women". Even before the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878, it had a mixed population of Bulgarians (settlers from the region of Preslav) and Turks, which is still reflected in the ethnic composition today. Following the Second Balkan War, Bulgaria was forced to cede it to Romania along with all of Southern Dobruja. It was also a district centre of Durostor County under Romanian rule. The village was given back to Bulgaria according to the Treaty of Craiova of 1940. In 1942, it acquired its present name (in honour of the early medieval Bulgarian Dulo clan, with the Slavic placename suffix –ovo). On 30 January 1960, Dulovo was granted town status.

Municipality[edit]

Main article: Dulovo Municipality

Dulovo is the administrative centre of Dulovo municipality (part of Silistra Province), which includes the following 27 localities:

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