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
ProvinceStara Zagora
MunicipalityGurkovo
Government
 • MayorIvan Ivanov (GERB)
Area
 • Total58,323 km2 (22,519 sq mi)
Elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • TotalDecrease 2,723
Postal code
6199
Area code(s)04331
Vehicle registrationСТ

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 2018, the town has a population of 2,723 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).

Population[edit]

As of December 2018, there are 2,723 inhabitants living in the town of Gurkovo. Bulgarians constitute 75% of the population, while Romani people make up the remainder (24%). There are also a few Turks. Main religion is Orthodox Christianity.

References[edit]

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