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Valchedram

Valchedram
Вълчедръм
Valchedram
Valchedram
Location of Valchedram

Coordinates: 43°42′N 23°27′E / 43.700°N 23.450°E / 43.700; 23.450

Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Montana
Government
 • Mayor Ivan Barzin
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 3,817
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 3650
Area code(s) 09744

Valchedram (Bulgarian: Вълчедръм [ˈvəltʃɛdrəm]; also transliterated Vǎlčedrǎm, Vulchedrum, etc.) is a town in northwestern Bulgaria, part of Montana Province. It is the administrative centre of Valchedram Municipality, which lies in the northeastern part of Montana Province. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 3,817 inhabitants.[1]

Valchedram is located in the western Danubian Plain, near the Tsibritsa and Danube rivers. The first school in Valchedram was founded in 1780. The town has an imposing Bulgarian Orthodox church of Saint Paraskeva (built in 1936), as well as a small museum.

Municipality

Main article: Valchedram Municipality

Valchedram municipality covers an area of 426 square kilometres and includes the following 11 places:

  • Bazovets
  • Botevo
  • Cherni Vrah
  • Dolni Tsibar
  • Gorni Tsibar
  • Ignatovo

Besides the villages, the municipality also includes the Ibisha Island nature reserve in the Danube. The population is mostly Bulgarian, with a significant Roma minority (around 30%).

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References

External links

  • Valchedram municipality website (Bulgarian)

Coordinates: 43°42′N 23°27′E / 43.700°N 23.450°E / 43.700; 23.450

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