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Septemvri
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Septemvri Museum

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Septemvri is located in Bulgaria
Septemvri
Location in Bulgaria
Coordinates: 42°13′N 24°06′E / 42.217°N 24.1°E / 42.217; 24.1
Country  Bulgaria
Province Pazardzhik Province
Population (2008)
 - Total 8,778
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Septemvri (Bulgarian: Септември, lit.September) is a town in southern Bulgaria, located at the western end of the Upper Thracian Lowland, 19 km to the west of the town of Pazardzhik. The city is the administrative center of the municipality of Septemvri in the Pazardzhik Province.

History

Four Thracian mounds and traces of two ancient cities - Greek[1] Pistiros and an Roman town that lays on Trayan's Drum were discovered near the town. It has succeeded as an old Bulgarian settlement, which was destroyed in the late 14th century during the Ottoman onslaught. The town was rebuilt at the end of the 15th century under the Turkish name of Sara Khan bey, and carried this name until 1949.

Septemvri developed into a typical railway town following the construction of the Haskovo-Belovo railway line in 1873 and later, a narrow-gauge line to the Rhodopi mountain town of Dobrinishte in 1945.

References

  1. ^ Readings in Greek History: Sources and Interpretations by D. Brendan Nagle and Stanley M. Burstein , 2006,page 232: A GREEK TRADING POST IN THRACE"... Maronea, Apollonia, and Thasos living in the trading post of Pistiros. ...

Coordinates: 42°13′N 24°06′E / 42.217°N 24.1°E / 42.217; 24.1

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