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Town square
Town square
Momchilgrad is located in Bulgaria
Location of Momchilgrad
Country Bulgaria
 • Mayor Akif Akif
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (01.02.2011)
 • Total 7,831[1]
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 6800
Area code(s) 03631

Momchilgrad (Bulgarian: Момчилград, "the town of Momchil", Turkish: "Mestanlı"); is a town in the very south of Bulgaria, part of Kardzhali Province in the southern part of the Eastern Rhodopes. According to the 2011 census, Momchilgrad is the largest Bulgarian settlement with a Turkish majority (75% of the total).[2]

Notable natives include Petar Stoychev (b. 1976), the fastest swimmer across the English Channel until 2012, table tennis player and coach Daniela Gergelcheva (b. 1964), Turkish weightlifter Naim Süleymanoğlu (b. 1967) and singer Zdravko Zhelyazkov from the Riton pop duet.

External links

  • Official web site of Municipality Momchilgrad


  1. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and age by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)
  2. ^ Population by province, municipality, settlement and ethnic identification, by 01.02.2011; Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (Bulgarian)
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