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Dimitrovgrad

(dĭmē`trôvgrät), city (1993 pop. 50,740), S Bulgaria, on the Maritsa River. Located on the Belgrade-Sofia-İstanbul RR, the city has one of Bulgaria's largest cement works, as well as several thermoelectric power stations that provide power to coal-mining areas nearby. The city was built in 1947 and incorporated three existing towns—Rakovski, Mariino, and Chernakonovo. Several engineering schools are in the city, which is named for Bulgarian Communist leader Georgi Dimitrov.

Dimitrovgrad

 

a city in southern Bulgaria on the banks of the Maritsa River. Formed in 1947 by merging the settlements of Rakovski, Mariino, and Chernokonevo. Named in honor of G. M. Dimitrov. Population, 44,000 by 1969 (9,000 in 1947).

Dimitrovgrad, situated in the fertile lowlands of the western Maritsa brown coal basin, is an important transportation junction and a center of power engineering and heavy industry. Electric power plants (operating on brown coal), cement and slate factories, and the Dimitrovgrad chemical combine were built with technical assistance from the USSR. The city is noted for its production of canned fruits and vegetables. Constructed according to a unified plan, Dimitrovgrad has well-built modern housing complexes with entertainment and shopping facilities, parks, and broad treelined streets. There is a museum of socialist construction and a planetarium.

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Through Sa-ba Automotive, Varroc Lighting receives manufacturing and production capacity with a 10,000-square-metre manufacturing and technology centre near Istanbul and a new plant under construction in Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria.
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The contracts were for sections for the Pirot-Istok-Dimitrovgrad path, and for the bypass from Dimitrovgrad to the border crossing with Bulgaria.
The technical assistance will be provided to support the construction of 83.4 km of motorway between Nis and the border with Bulgaria at Dimitrovgrad. Corridor X is one of the pan-European corridors; it runs from Salzburg in Austria to Thessaloniki in Greece, crossing Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece.
The energy complex of the federal nuclear centre in Dimitrovgrad works as normal, regional government officials reported.
Oncolog Medical's R&D partner, Belgian firm Ion Beam Applications SA (EBR: IBAB), has won a public tender of the Federal Medico-Biological Agency to deliver proton-therapy equipment, including the Patlog system, to a medical centre in Dimitrovgrad, southwestern Russia, Linkmed said today.
Categorised as Bulgaria's Opera Miracle, opera singers won the viewers' vote with 26.56 per cent, followed by the city of Dimitrovgrad (winner in the construction achievements category) with 16.77 per cent and the discovery of the sixth heart tone by professor Ivan Mitev (winner in the scientific discoveries category) with 12.97 per cent.
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Varroc Lighting Systems has officially opened its new production facility in Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria.