|Carol I” |
|• Mayor||Detelin Vasilev|
|Elevation||155 m (509 ft)|
|Population (December 2009)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Pordim (Bulgarian: Пордим) is a town in Pleven Province in central northern Bulgaria. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Pordim municipality. The town lies at 155 metres above sea level in the Danubian Plain. As of December 2009, it has a population of 2,117 inhabitants.
Pordim is thought to be the site of the first ever telephone connection in Bulgaria, during the Siege of Plevna of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. It linked Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia with Prince Carol I of Romania.
The town played an active part in the war of 1877-78 and boasts two museums, the Alexander II Russian Museum and the Carol I Romanian Museum, both houses in the authentic buildings where the two heads of state stayed during the battle for Pleven, commanding their respective forces.
- (English) Museum house “His Royal Majesty Karol I” - the town of Pordim on the site of Military historical museum Pleven
- (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - towns in 2009
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