Popovo, Bulgaria

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Popovo, Bulgaria
Coat of arms of Popovo, Bulgaria
Coat of arms
Popovo, Bulgaria is located in Bulgaria
Popovo, Bulgaria
Popovo, Bulgaria
Location of Popovo
Coordinates: 43°21′N 26°14′E / 43.350°N 26.233°E / 43.350; 26.233Coordinates: 43°21′N 26°14′E / 43.350°N 26.233°E / 43.350; 26.233
Country Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Targovishte
Government
 • Mayor Lyudmil Veselinov
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (31.12.2009)[1]
 • Total 15,548
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 7800
Area code(s) 0608

Popovo (Bulgarian: Попово, from поп, pop, meaning "priest", and the placename suffix -ovo, literally "the priest's village") is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Targovishte Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Popovo Municipality. In December 2009, it had a population of 15,548 and an absolute Bulgarian majority.[1]

The town was first mentioned in an Ottoman tax register of 1555.

Popovo Saddle in Imeon Range on Smith Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Popovo.[2]

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