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Gurkovo (Bulgarian: Гурково) is a small town in the Stara Zagora Province, South-central Bulgaria. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Gurkovo Municipality. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 2,917 inhabitants.[1]

It is located along the main route that links the important Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo with the Thrace region of Bulgaria, notably Burgas on the Black Sea.

The town is named after General Iosif Gurko, one of Russian commanders in Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878).


Coordinates: 42°39′26″N 25°47′46″E / 42.6572222322°N 25.7961111211°E / 42.6572222322; 25.7961111211