Suvorovo

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Suvorovo
Суворово
Suvorovo is located in Bulgaria
Suvorovo
Suvorovo
Location of Suvorovo
Coordinates: 43°20′N 27°36′E / 43.333°N 27.600°E / 43.333; 27.600
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Varna
Government
 • MayorDanail Yordanov
Elevation
246 m (807 ft)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total4,723
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
9170
Area code(s)05153

Suvorovo (Bulgarian: Суворово, pronounced [soˈvɔrovo]) is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Varna Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Suvorovo Municipality, which lies in the northwestern part of the Province. The town is located in the southwestern part of the Dobruja plateau, 34 kilometres (21 mi) northwest of the provincial capital of Varna, 56 kilometres (35 mi) southwest of Dobrich and 59 kilometres (37 mi) east of Shumen. As of December 2009, it has a population of 4,723 inhabitants.[1]

Suvorovo was originally named Kozludža during the Ottoman era (Kozluca in modern Turkish), usually spelled Kozludzha or Kozludja (Bulgarian: Козлуджа); this name still persists in Turkish. In 1934 it was renamed Novgradets (Bulgarian: Новградец). Its present name is in honor of Generalissimus Alexander Suvorov, one of the famous Russian military commanders, who won a decisive battle of the Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774 in the vicinity of the modern town. The town has a historical museum, a community centre (chitalishte), an Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to the Ascension of Jesus and a mosque.

Municipality[edit]

Suvorovo municipality covers an area of 216 square kilometres (83 sq mi) (of which 61% arable) includes the following 9 places:

Notable natives of the municipality include Esoteric Christian spiritual leader Peter Dunov (born in Nikolaevka; 1864–1944) and Movement for Rights and Freedoms president Ahmed Doğan (born in Pchelarovo, but spent his childhood in Drandar; 1954-)

Points of interest[edit]

Bulgaria's only 750 kV power substation is located just west of Suvorovo, at 43°18'52"N 27°30'25"E.

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Coordinates: 43°20′N 27°36′E / 43.333°N 27.600°E / 43.333; 27.600