World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Kubrat (town)

Article Id: WHEBN0005031854
Reproduction Date:

Title: Kubrat (town)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of cities and towns in Bulgaria, Kubrat, Razgrad Province, Kableshkovo, Pomorie Municipality, Sadovo
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Kubrat (town)

Kubrat is located in Bulgaria
Location of Kubrat
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Razgrad
Municipality Kubrat
 • Mayor Remzi Yuseinov
Elevation 201 m (659 ft)
Population (2009-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,118
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 7300
Area code(s) 0838

Kubrat (Bulgarian: Кубрат; Turkish: Balbunar) is a town in Razgrad Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, part of the Ludogorie region. Named after the Bulgar ruler Kubrat, it is the administrative centre of the homonymous Kubrat Municipality. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 8,118 inhabitants.[1]

A notable native is famous singer Lili Ivanova. The population is ethnically mixed where the two main groups are the Bulgarians and the Turks.


The first documented mention of the city is from 1624, while the legend says it was founded in the 15th century. During the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria, it was known as Balbunar ("copper well") in Turkish, as the town was centred on the Copper Well that is now the town square. A primary school was founded in 1890 and the Cyril and Methodius community centre (chitalishte) followed on 4 May 1891. The then village acquired its present name in 1934 and was proclaimed a town in 1949.

An influx of investment has come from Bulgarians and other nationals since EU accession in 2007 leading to a boost to the local economy. The town is now serviced by over 5 builders merchants which is an indication of the expansion and renovation that is currently going on in the area.


  1. ^ a b (English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - towns in 2009

External links

  • Razgrad Province
  • Kubrat municipality website

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.