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Pordim
Pordim is located in Bulgaria
Pordim
Location of Pordim
Coordinates: 43°23′N 24°51′E / 43.383°N 24.85°E / 43.383; 24.85
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Pleven
Government
 - Mayor Detelin Vasilev
Elevation 155 m (509 ft)
Population (2008)
 - Total 2,176
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 5898
Area code(s) 06513

Pordim (Bulgarian: Пордим) is a town in Pleven Province in central northern Bulgaria. It is the administrative centre of Pordim municipality and has a population of 2,176 as of 2008, and lies at 155 metres above sea level in the Danubian Plain.

Pordim is thought to be the site of the first ever telephone connection in Bulgaria, during the Siege of Pleven of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. It linked Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia with Prince Carol I of Romania.

The town played an active part in the war of 1877-78 and boasts two museums, the Alexander II Russian Museum and the Carol I Romanian Museum, both houses in the authentic buildings where the two heads of state stayed during the battle for Pleven, commanding their respective forces.

Honour

Pordim Islands off Robert Island, South Shetland Islands are named after Pordim.

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