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Dimovo
Димово
Panoramic overview of Dimovo
Dimovo is located in Bulgaria
Dimovo
Location of Dimovo
Coordinates: 43°45′N 22°44′E / 43.75°N 22.733°E / 43.75; 22.733
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Vidin
Government
 - Mayor Todor Todorov
Elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 - Total 1,338
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 3750
Area code(s) 09341

Dimovo (Bulgarian: Димово, [ˈdimuvu]) is a town in northwestern Bulgaria, part of Vidin Province. It is the administrative centre of Dimovo municipality, which lies in the eastern part of Vidin Province, 30 kilometres from Vidin at the Danube and 50 kilometres from Bregovo at the Timok River and the Serbian border.

The town is located in the western Danubian Plain. Until the Liberation of Bulgaria in 1878, it was known as Barzitsa (Бързица) in Bulgarian, but it had the Ottoman name Osmaniye. In 1880, it was renamed to Aleksandrovo after the Bulgarian knyaz Alexander I of Battenberg. It was briefly named Vlaykovo in honour of Todor Vlaykov in 1936, but the name was changed back to honour Alexander as Knyaz Aleksandrovo in the same year. Finally, the modern name of Dimovo was established in 1951, after local partisan Zhivko Puev's nickname, Dimo.

Municipality

The primary school and the Eastern Orthodox church in Dimovo

Dimovo municipality has an area of 402 square kilometres and includes the following 23 places:

  • Archar
  • Bela
  • Dalgo Pole
  • Darzhanitsa
  • Dimovo
  • Gara Oreshets
  • Izvor
  • Karbintsi
  • Kladorub
  • Kostichovtsi
  • Lagoshevtsi
  • Mali Drenovets
  • Medovnitsa
  • Oreshets
  • Ostrokaptsi
  • Septemvriytsi
  • Shipot
  • Skomlya
  • Varbovchets
  • Vladichentsi
  • Vodnyantsi
  • Yanyovets
  • Yarlovitsa

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Coordinates: 43°45′N 22°44′E / 43.75°N 22.733°E / 43.75; 22.733

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