Kuklen

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Kuklen

Куклен
Town
View of Kuklen from the road to the Kuklen Monastery
View of Kuklen from the road to the Kuklen Monastery
Coat of arms of Kuklen
Coat of arms
Kuklen is located in Bulgaria
Kuklen
Kuklen
Kulken in Bulgaria
Coordinates: 42°01′59″N 24°46′59″E / 42.033°N 24.783°E / 42.033; 24.783Coordinates: 42°01′59″N 24°46′59″E / 42.033°N 24.783°E / 42.033; 24.783
Country Bulgaria
ProvincePlovdiv
MunicipalityKuklen
Government
 • MayorMaria Belcheva (GP)
Area
 • Total31,524 km2 (12,171 sq mi)
Elevation
393 m (1,289 ft)
Population
(2015)
 • Total6,046
Postal code
4101
Area code(s)03115
Vehicle registrationРВ

Kuklen (Bulgarian: Куклен) is a town in southern Bulgaria, part of Plovdiv Province. It is located 7 km to the south of the nearest major town, Plovdiv, and is approximately 140 km south east of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. Kuklen was proclaimed a town on 23 May 2006 and as of 2005 had a population of 6,877. It is the center of Kuklen Municipality.

Kuklen is notable for having, despite its low population, not only a majority Bulgarian Orthodox population with several Orthodox churches, but also Muslim residents and a mosque, as well as a Greek Catholic community and a Catholic place of worship, with all three religious communities living on good terms with each other.[1]

Geography[edit]

Kuklen is located in the plains of the Rhodopes, 7 km. east of Plovdiv.

Population[edit]

The number of permanent residents in Kuklen is 6,881, and 6,000 more are temporary.

As of February 2011, Kuklen has 5,858 residents.

History[edit]

The war memorial in Kuklen.

Honor[edit]

Kuklen Point on Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands is named after Kuklen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2007-04-09.