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Topolovgrad
Topolovgrad is located in Bulgaria
Topolovgrad
Location of Topolovgrad
Coordinates: 42°5′N 26°20′E / 42.083°N 26.333°E / 42.083; 26.333
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Haskovo
Government
 - Mayor Evtimiya Karacholova
Elevation 311 m (1,020 ft)
Population (13.09.2005)
 - Total 6,918
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 6560
Area code(s) 0470
Coat of arms of Topolovgrad

Topolovgrad (Тополовград, "town of poplars") is a town in southeastern Bulgaria, part of Haskovo Province. It is situated at the northern foot of the Sakar Mountain.

The town had the Turkish name Kavaklı (from Turkish kavak, "poplar") during the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria and until 1934. About 4,000 Greeks emigrated from the town and its surroundings around 1925, with compact groups of Bulgarian refugees from Western Thrace, Eastern Thrace, Asia Minor and Macedonia coming at their place. Topolovgrad and the surrounding area have otherwise been inhabited since ancient times, as evidenced by the dolmens found at Hlyabovo and the Paleokastro fortress that may have been built by the Thracians.

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