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Ardino, Bulgaria
Distant view of Ardino
Distant view of Ardino
Flag of Ardino, Bulgaria
Ardino, Bulgaria is located in Bulgaria
Ardino, Bulgaria
Ardino, Bulgaria
Location of Ardino
Coordinates: 41°35′N 25°08′E / 41.583°N 25.133°E / 41.583; 25.133Coordinates: 41°35′N 25°08′E / 41.583°N 25.133°E / 41.583; 25.133
Country Bulgaria
 • Mayor Resmi Murad
Elevation 684 m (2,244 ft)
Population (15.12.2010)
 • Total 4,185
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 6750
Area code(s) 03651
Main square in Ardino seen from the bridge.
Devil's bridge near Ardino.

Ardino, Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Ардино, formerly Turkish: Eğridere) is a town in Southern Bulgaria, in the Rhodope Mountains. It is located in Kurdzhali oblast and it is also close to the town of Smolyan.

It is famous for its textile industry. It has a machine-building factory and a tobacco manufacturing industry. Tourist attractions include the Belite Brezi, the Eagle rocks and the Dyavolski most (Devil's bridge). Under Ottoman rule, Ardino, then known in Turkish as Eğridere, was a kaza centre in the Sanjak of Gümülcine in the Adrianople Vilayet before the Balkan Wars.[1] Ardino received its name in 1934[2] and was declared as a town in 1960.[3] Ardino is the birthplace of Sabahattin Ali, Turkish novelist, poet and journalist.


Notable natives[edit]

  • Sabahattin Ali (1907–1948), Turkish novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist


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