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Kardzhali Province

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Kardzhali Province is a province of southern Bulgaria, neighbouring Greece with the Greek regional units of Xanthi, Rhodope and Evros to the south and east. Kardzhali Province area is 3209.1 km². Its main city is Kardzhali.HistoryThe territory of Kardzhali province was acquired by Bulgaria during the First Balkan War in 1912. In 1913 the region was organized as the district (окръг, okrag in Bulgarian) of Mestanli. This district was part of Stara Zagora province from 1934 until 1949, then it was transferred to the newly formed Haskovo district. In 1959 Kardzhali became the center of a new district with similar borders to the current province. Between 1987 and 1999, the region was part of Haskovo Province, after which it was restored, now as a province and with slightly changed borders.MunicipalitiesThe Kardzhali province contains seven municipalities . The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and Cyrillic, the main town or village, and the population as of 2009.Towns and villagesThe population data and figures are of December 15, 2004 Abramovo (pop: 94)Ahrisko (pop: 127, elev: 680 m, postal code: 6761)PopulationKardzhali Province had a population of 149,661 according to the provisional results of the 2011 census, of which were male and were female.
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