Ugarchin

Summary

Ugarchin

Угърчин
Town
Coat of arms of Ugarchin
Coat of arms
Ugarchin is located in Bulgaria
Ugarchin
Ugarchin
Location of Ugarchin
Coordinates: 43°06′N 24°25′E / 43.100°N 24.417°E / 43.100; 24.417Coordinates: 43°06′N 24°25′E / 43.100°N 24.417°E / 43.100; 24.417
CountryBulgaria
Province (Oblast)Lovech
MunicipalityUgarchin
Government
 • MayorValentin Valchev
Elevation
297 m (974 ft)
Population
 (31.12.2018[1])
 • Total2,354
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
5580
Area code(s)06931
Ugarchin municipality hall

Ugarchin (Bulgarian: Угърчин) is a town located along the Kamenitsa river in the Lovech Province in central northern Bulgaria. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Ugarchin Municipality. The town is about 30 kilometers away in the west from the main centre of the province - Lovech. As of December 2009, it had a population of 2,832 inhabitants[2] which sunk to 2,354 by end of 2018.[1]

Ugarchin is situated in the northern part of the Balkan Mountains at the foot the high peaks and down the river Kamenitsa and its minor tributaries: Lepetora, Sveta, Greshki Dol and others. It is situated in a basin rounded with small hills: Ivan Dyal hill to the south; Visokata Mogila (Chukara) to the east; to the north are Beli Kamak, Sredno Bardo and Zabiti Kamak hills; and to the west are Goli Rat and Chukata.

The Ugarchin town holiday takes place every year on 22 March and the traditional Autumn Fair is every 22 September. The President of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov visited the town of Ugarchin on 22 March 2006 for the annual football tournament.

Other places in Ugarchin municipality include Dragana, Golets, Kalenik, Katunets, Kirchevo, Kirkova mahala, Lesidren, Mikre, Orlyane, Slavshitsa, Sopot, and Vasilkovska mahala.

Honour

Ugarchin Point on Robert Island, South Shetland Islands is named after Ugarchin.

References

  1. ^ a b (in Bulgarian) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2018
  2. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009

External links

  • Ugarchin at Sitekreator.com[permanent dead link]
  • Ugarchin article and pictures at Guide-Bulgaria.com