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Marten, Bulgaria
Marten, Bulgaria is located in Bulgaria
Marten, Bulgaria
Location of Marten, Bulgaria
Coordinates: 43°55′N 26°5′E / 43.917°N 26.083°E / 43.917; 26.083
Country  Bulgaria
 - Mayor Todor Georgiev
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (15.09.2006)
 - Total 3,902
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 7058
Area code(s) 08117

Marten is a town in the Northern part of Bulgaria. It is located in Ruse Province.



The town is located on the right bank of the Danube. In the site called Yamata (Bulgarian: Ямата) is located a unique for Bulgaria meteorite crater.[1]


The town was founded as a Roman Fortress called Tegra (Tegris, Tigris) in the First Century A.D., a part of the fortifications on the Danube border of the Empire. It is supposed to have existed also during the Second Bulgarian Empire. In early Ottoman documents it is named Maruteni.

Marten was proclaimed a town on August 7th, 2006 by the House of Ministers of Republic of Bulgaria.

Historic Sights

"St. George" church, built in 1896.

Annual Events

Marten Fair is organized annually on May, 6th.



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