Gramada, Bulgaria

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Gramada
Грамада
Gramada is located in Bulgaria
Gramada
Gramada
Location of Gramada
Coordinates: 43°50′N 22°40′E / 43.833°N 22.667°E / 43.833; 22.667
Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Vidin
Government
 • Mayor Nikolay Gergov
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 1,647
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 3830
Area code(s) 09337

Gramada (Bulgarian: Грамада, pronounced [ɡrəˈmadə] "heap, pile") is a town in northwestern Bulgaria, part of Vidin Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Gramada Municipality, which lies in the central part of Vidin Province. It is located in the western Danubian Plain, 30 kilometres from the provincial capital Vidin and 200 kilometres from Sofia. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 1,647 inhabitants.[1]

Municipality[edit]

Main article: Gramada Municipality

Gramada municipality covers an area of 184 square kilometres and includes the following 8 places:

Gramada municipality is situated in a plain area and is crossed by the rivers Vidbol, Kormanitsa, Gramada River and Yasova Bara. The municipality is mainly agricultural, cultivating grain, vine, fruits and vegetables.

Points of interest[edit]

East of Gramada there is since 1973 a powerful mediumwave broadcasting station, called Vidin transmitter, whose signals can be easily received in the whole of Europe. It works on 576 kHz and on 1224 kHz with a power of 500 kW. For transmission on 576 kHz a 259 metres tall guyed mast equipped with a cage antenna at its lower part is used. For the transmission on 1224 kHz 4 guyed masts, insulated against ground, which are each equipped with a cage antenna are used, which allows a switchable directional pattern.

Honour[edit]

Gramada Glacier on Smith Island, South Shetland Islands is named after Gramada.

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Coordinates: 43°50′N 22°40′E / 43.833°N 22.667°E / 43.833; 22.667