Varna (Modern period)
Author(s) : Kotzabassi Maria (17/12/2008)Translation : Tsokanis Anna
For citation: Kotzabassi Maria, "Varna (Modern period)",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Black SeaURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=11495>
Port-city on the west coast of the Black Sea, largely populated by Greeks. Since the end of the 18th century it developed financially and became the most significant commercial port in the area. Seat to the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s local diocese, it was also the main centre of Greek education in northern Bulgaria. Greek inhabitants received a heavy blow by the 1906 purges and their number heavily decreased until the mid-war period.
Bulgarian coast of the Black Sea
Odessos, Odyssos, Варна
1. Name – Human Geography
4. Communal organisation
5. Church – religion
7. Greek associations and cultural activity
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