Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Varna
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, a Bulgarian town on the Black Sea, the chief harbour of export of the country, capital of the district of the same name, lies at the mouth of the Devna surrounded by gardens and vineyards. The town, which down to 1878 was strongly fortified, is the terminal station of railway from Sofia and Ruščuk and according to the census of Dec. 31, 1926 has 60,563 inhabitants. The development of the modern harbour has considerably increased trade, commerce and industry. Before the war of 1878, Turks formed more than half the-population, and Jireček (Das Fürstenthum Bulgarien, p. 531) could say as l…

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Bajraktarević, Fehim, “Varna”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5923>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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