Elhovo

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Elhovo
St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki Church in Elhovo.
St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki Church in Elhovo.
Coat of arms of Elhovo
Coat of arms
Elhovo is located in Bulgaria
Elhovo
Elhovo
Location of Elhovo
Coordinates: 42°10′N 26°34′E / 42.167°N 26.567°E / 42.167; 26.567Coordinates: 42°10′N 26°34′E / 42.167°N 26.567°E / 42.167; 26.567
Country Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Yambol
Government
 • Mayor Peter Kirov (GERB) Dimitar Dimitrov (BSP)
Elevation 106 m (348 ft)
Population (31.12.2009)[1]
 • Total 10,553
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 8700
Area code(s) 0478
License plate Y

Elhovo (Bulgarian: Елхово, from the Bulgarian word for "alder" and the placename suffix "-ovo") is a Bulgarian town in Yambol Province, located on the left bank of the Tundzha river, between Strandzha and Sakar mountains. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Elhovo Municipality. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 10,553 inhabitants.[1]

During the Ottoman rule it was known as Kızılağaç, also meaning "alder".

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Elhovo Gap on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Elhovo.

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