Elhovo

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Elhovo
St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki Church in Elhovo.
St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki Church in Elhovo.
Coat of arms of Elhovo
Coat of arms
Elhovo is located in Bulgaria
Elhovo
Elhovo
Location of Elhovo
Coordinates: 42°10′N 26°34′E / 42.167°N 26.567°E / 42.167; 26.567Coordinates: 42°10′N 26°34′E / 42.167°N 26.567°E / 42.167; 26.567
CountryBulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Yambol
Government
 • Mayor Peter Kirov (GERB)Dimitar Dimitrov (BSP)
Elevation106 m (348 ft)
Population (31.12.2009)[1]
 • Total10,553
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code8700
Area code(s)0478
License plateY
 
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Elhovo
St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki Church in Elhovo.
St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki Church in Elhovo.
Coat of arms of Elhovo
Coat of arms
Elhovo is located in Bulgaria
Elhovo
Elhovo
Location of Elhovo
Coordinates: 42°10′N 26°34′E / 42.167°N 26.567°E / 42.167; 26.567Coordinates: 42°10′N 26°34′E / 42.167°N 26.567°E / 42.167; 26.567
CountryBulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Yambol
Government
 • Mayor Peter Kirov (GERB)Dimitar Dimitrov (BSP)
Elevation106 m (348 ft)
Population (31.12.2009)[1]
 • Total10,553
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code8700
Area code(s)0478
License plateY

Elhovo (Bulgarian: Елхово, from the Bulgarian word for "alder" and the placename suffix "-ovo") is a Bulgarian town in Yambol Province, located on the left bank of the Tundzha river, between Strandzha and Sakar mountains. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Elhovo Municipality. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 10,553 inhabitants.[1]

During the Ottoman rule it was known as Kızılağaç, also meaning "alder".

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Elhovo Gap on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Elhovo.

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