|• Mayor||Margarita Petkova|
|Elevation||658 m (2,159 ft)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Ihtiman (Bulgarian: Ихтиман) is a town in western Bulgaria, part of Sofia Province. It is located in the Ihtimanska Sredna Gora mountains and lies in a valley 48 km from Sofia and 95 km from Plovdiv, close to Trakiya motorway.
Formerly a Roman defensive station guarding the important roads to the Bosphorus, Ihtiman was then called Stipon. It continued to play this role under the Byzantine Empire and the Bulgarian Empire, which however shifted its main defensive centre in the region to the Gate of Trajan hill pass.
Ikhtiman has a temperate continental climate with very cold and snowy winters and not too hot, relatively short summers. The average annual temperature is 8.9C.
|Climate data for Ikhtiman|
|Record high °C (°F)||15.5||21.2||30.4||28.5||33.4||35.4||37.5||42.5||36.9||32.8||25.8||18.2||nil
|Average high °C (°F)||1.6||4.4||9||15.5||20.2||23.8||26.6||26.7||23.1||17||10.1||4.2||—|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||-2.9||0.6||3.1||9||13.6||17||19||18.7||14.7||9.5||4.8||-0.3||—|
|Average low °C (°F)||-7.6||-5.3||-2.1||2.2||6.7||9.7||10.9||10.1||7.1||3.2||0.3||-4.6||—|
|Record low °C (°F)||-33.9||-31||-28||-9.6||-3.7||-1.2||1.5||1.3||-5.8||-8.4||-19.5||-33.5||nil
|Precipitation mm (inches)||39||30||38||50||70||78||59||46||40||44||49||42||—|
Retrieved on March 30, 2013.
Ihtiman is also the seat of Ihtiman municipality (part of Sofia Province), which includes the following 27 villages:
- Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica: Ihtiman Hook.
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