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History of Sopot

There is information about the settlement dating back to the Ottoman Rule. During the Revival Period it was called Altun Sopot (Golden Sopot), because of its flourishing development, thanks to the crafts and trade. The citizens of Sopot manufactured aba (coarse homespun woollen cloth and upper mens garment made of it), braids, fur and leather of high quality and traded them predominantly round the Ottoman Empire. The town was destroyed by fire during the struggle for liberation (1877), and its population was slaughtered or expelled. The town was named Vazovgrad between 1950 and 1965 after which it obtained its present name again.

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