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Kubrat
Кубрат
Kubrat is located in Bulgaria
Kubrat
Location of Kubrat (town)
Coordinates: 43°48′N 26°30′E / 43.8°N 26.5°E / 43.8; 26.5
Country  Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Razgrad
Municipality Kubrat
Government
 - Mayor Remzi Yuseinov
Elevation 201 m (659 ft)
Population (2005-09-13)
 - Total 11,195
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 northeastern Bulgaria, named after the Bulgar ruler Kubrat. The town is the administrative center of the Kubrat municipality in the Razgrad Province. It is part of the Ludogorie region.

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 around 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.

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

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