town, south-central Bulgaria, in the fertile lowlands of the Maritsa River valley; it is a rail junction on the Belgrade-Sofia-Istanbul rail line. The new town, built in 1947 by Bulgarian youth, incorporated three existing villages-Rakovski, Mariino, and Chernokonovo-and is named after the Bulgarian communist leader Georgi Dimitrov.

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