Gurkovo

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Gurkovo
Гурково
Town
Gurkovo is located in Bulgaria
Gurkovo
Gurkovo
Location in Bulgaria
Coordinates: 42°39′26″N 25°47′46″E / 42.65722°N 25.79611°E / 42.65722; 25.79611
Country  Bulgaria
Province Stara Zagora
Municipality Gurkovo
Government
 • Mayor Ivan Ivanov (GERB)
Area
 • Total 58,323 km2 (22,519 sq mi)
Elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 2,974
Postal code 6199
Area code(s) 04331
Vehicle registration СТ

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).

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