Tvardița

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Tvardiţa
Твърдица
Tvardiţa is located in Moldova
Tvardiţa
Tvardiţa
Location within Moldova
Coordinates: 46°09′N 28°58′E / 46.150°N 28.967°E / 46.150; 28.967Coordinates: 46°09′N 28°58′E / 46.150°N 28.967°E / 46.150; 28.967
Country  Moldova
County Taraclia District
Founded 1830
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 5,420
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Website http://www.tvarditsa.com/
The welcome sign of Tvardiţa, written mostly in Bulgarian
The Church of Saint Petka of Bulgaria

Tvardiţa (Bulgarian: Твърдица, Tvǎrdica) is a town in Taraclia district, Moldova. It was founded following the Russo-Turkish War (1828–1829) by Bulgarian refugees from Tvarditsa, a town just south of the Balkan Mountains, and the surrounding region. The local Bulgarian population forms part of the larger group of Bessarabian Bulgarians.

Previously a commune, Tvardiţa was declared a town in 2013.[2]

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