Concept

Kardzhali

Summary
Kardzhali (Кърджали ˈkɤrd͡ʒɐli, Kărdžali; Kırcaali), sometimes spelt Kardžali or Kurdzhali, is a town in the Eastern Rhodopes in Bulgaria, centre of Kardzhali Municipality and Kardzhali Province. The noted Kardzhali Dam is located nearby. Name Named after the 14th-century Ottoman conqueror Kırca Ali, from the Ottoman Turkish name Kırca and the Islamic name Ali, derived from an Arabic root which means "high" or "elevated". Geography Kardzhali is located in the low eastern part of Rhodope Mountains, on both banks of the river Arda between the Kardzhali Reservoir to the west and the Studen Kladenets Reservoir to the east. The town is southeast of Sofia. It has a crossroad position from Thrace to the Aegean Sea — part of European transportation route 9, via the Makaza mountain pass. Climate Kardzhali has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification: Csa), that is bordering closely on a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classi
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