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Glavinitsa

For the village in Pazardzhik Province, see Glavinitsa (village).
Glavinitsa
Главиница
Glavinitsa
Glavinitsa
Location of Glavinitsa

Coordinates: 43°55′N 26°50′E / 43.917°N 26.833°E / 43.917; 26.833

Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Silistra
Government
 • Mayor Nasuf Nasuf
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 1,928
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 7630
Area code(s) 08581

Glavinitsa (Bulgarian: Главиница, pronounced [ɡləˈvinit͡sə]; also transliterated Glavinica or Glavinitza) is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Silistra Province. It is the administrative centre of Glavinitsa Municipality, which lies in the southwestern part of Silistra Province, in the historical region of Southern Dobruja. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 1,928 inhabitants.[1]

Glavinitsa is located in the eastern Danubian Plain, on the road between Dulovo and Tutrakan. Its old name (until 1942) was Asvatköy. Glavinitsa was proclaimed a town on 5 September 1984.

Glavinitsa Peak on Fallières Coast in Antarctica is named after the village.[2]

Municipality

Main article: Glavinitsa Municipality

Glavinitsa municipality includes the following 23 places:

  • Bashtino
  • Bogdantsi
  • Chernogor
  • Dichevo
  • Dolno Ryahovo
  • Glavinitsa
  • Kalugerene
  • Kolarovo
  • Kosara
  • Listets
  • Malak Preslavets
  • Nozharevo
  • Osen
  • Padina
  • Podles
  • Sokol
  • Stefan Karadzha
  • Suhodol
  • Valkan
  • Zafirovo
  • Zaritsa
  • Zebil
  • Zvenimir

The population consists mostly of Bulgarians and Turks. There are 5 churches, 3 chapels and 17 mosques.

Notes

External links

  • Glavinitsa municipality website (Bulgarian) (English) (Turkish)

Coordinates: 43°55′N 26°50′E / 43.917°N 26.833°E / 43.917; 26.833

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