Tvarditsa, Sliven Province

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Tvarditsa

Твърдица
Overview of Tvarditsa
Overview of Tvarditsa
Coat of arms of Tvarditsa
Coat of arms
Tvarditsa is located in Bulgaria
Tvarditsa
Tvarditsa
Location of Tvarditsa, Bulgaria
Coordinates: 42°42′N 25°54′E / 42.700°N 25.900°E / 42.700; 25.900
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Sliven
Government
 • MayorKatya Doycheva
Elevation
396 m (1,299 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,659
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
8890
Area code(s)0454
License plateCH

Tvarditsa (Bulgarian: Твърдица, Tvarditsa) is a town in Sliven Province, Southeastern Bulgaria. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Tvarditsa Municipality. As of December 2018, the town has a population of 5,659 inhabitants.[1]

Tvarditsa is located on the southern slopes of Stara Planina. The area around is known as the Tvarditsa Coal Basin, the only place in the country where soft coal is mined.

Tvarditsa Rocks in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica are named after Tvarditsa.[2] The Bessarabian Bulgarian village of Tvardiţa in Taraclia District, Moldova, was founded by refugees from Tvardisa, who named it after their ancestral town.[3]

Population[edit]

As of December 2018, the town of Tvarditsa has 5,659 inhabitants, while the municipality of Tvarditsa has 13,413 inhabitants. Most inhabitants are ethnic Bulgarians (89%), followed by a large Romani minority (9%). The main faith is Orthodox Christianity.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b ‹See Tfd›(in English) [1]
  2. ^ Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica: Tvarditsa Rocks.
  3. ^ "Българите от Твърдица, Молдова — част I" (in Bulgarian). Виртуална разходка из ТВЪРДИЦА / ТВАРДИЦА. Retrieved 26 October 2010.

Coordinates: 42°42′N 25°54′E / 42.700°N 25.900°E / 42.700; 25.900