- Kardzhali district
- Ardino municipality
- Dzhebel municipality
- Kirkovo municipality
- Krumovgrad municipality
- Kardzhali municipality
- Momchilgrad municipality
- Chernoochene municipality
Kardzhali district is rich in natural minerals and has established traditions in the field of processing and mining. Significant economic growth is marked by construction and enterprises in the textile, knitwear and food industries. The district has the best traditions in Bulgaria in the cultivation of oriental tobacco and raw material base for the development of non-ferrous metallurgy, gold mining, timber mining, processing of non-metallic minerals, machine building and light industry. An important place in the economic development of Kardzhali district is occupied by the processing industry. In this branch the most expenses were made for tangible fixed assets. The companies in the industry specialize in the processing of non-metallic and ore minerals and the production of lead, zinc, tin and their alloys, plastic products, bentonite, perlite and zeolite products, as well as products after metalworking. The companies in the industry specialize in the processing of non-metallic and ore minerals and the production of lead, zinc, tin and their alloys, plastic products, bentonite, perlite and zeolite products, as well as products after metalworking. The companies in the sector for production of food products, beverages and tobacco products are oriented mainly in bread production, confectionery, milk processing, meat processing and tobacco processing.
Ardino Municipality is located on the border of the Western and Eastern Rhodopes on an area of 385 sq. Km. and is one of the constituent municipalities of Kardzhali District. It is located in a small valley extension of the Ardinska River, a right tributary of the Arda River at the western foot of the Yellow Part ridge, Western Rhodopes. To the north, east and south it borders with the municipalities of Chernoochene, Kardzhali and Djebel, and to the west with the municipalities of Nedelino, Madan, Banite from Smolyan district. Territory Ardino Municipality covers an area of 339 km2, which is about 10.6% of the territory of Kardzhali district. Terrain, climate The terrain is heavily rugged mountainous and semi-mountainous terrain. Altitude about 600 m., In some villages reaches 1000 - 1200 m. The climate of the region is characterized by mild and humid winters and hot and dry summers. The greater activity of Mediterranean cyclones during the winter period determines the pronounced winter maximum of precipitation. Average annual temperatures are 10 - 11 C. Precipitation - from 800 to 900 mm per year. Average number of days with snow cover - 37.3.
In terms of natural conditions, the municipality of Dzhebel is included in the Eastern Rhodope complex physical-geographical sub-area of the Rila-Rhodope region. The municipality is adjacent to the municipalities: Kardzhali, Momchilgrad, Ardino, Zlatograd, Nedelino and Kirkovo. The municipality of Jebel is 285 km away. from the capital Sofia and 20 km from the Regional Center - Kardzhali. Territory Dzhebel Municipality covers an area of 229 sq. Km. area. Climate and relief The climate is transitional - Mediterranean, relatively mild winters and hot summers. The average annual temperature is 11.8 and ranges from 11 to 13 degrees. The minimum temperatures in the winter months are relatively high. The average winter temperature is about 0 C, and in summer - 24 C. The hilly relief prevails here. The area has a pronounced hilly-ridge character. The average altitude is 330 m.
Kirkovo Municipality is located in Southern Bulgaria and is one of the constituent municipalities of Kardzhali District. It borders the municipalities of Krumovgrad, Zlatograd, Dzhebel and Momchilgrad, and the southern border of the municipality coincides with the state border with the Hellenic Republic. Territory Kirkovo Municipality is located on an area of 538 sq. Km. Climate and relief The climate is transitional-Mediterranean with an average annual temperature between 110 ° С and 13,20 ° С. Winters are relatively mild, with 43 days of snow retention and summers long and hot. The average annual amount of precipitation is 521 mm. The relief is flat-hilly to hilly-foothill. The northern slopes of the eastern Rhodope hills - Maglenik and Gyumyurdjinski Snezhnik fall within the boundaries of the municipality. The average altitude is 523 m., And the highest point is Veikata peak - 1463 m.
Krumovgrad Municipality is located in the southeastern part of Kardzhali district on an area of 843.3 sq. Km. It borders the municipalities of Ivaylovgrad, Madzharovo, Kardzhali, Stambolovo, Momchilgrad and Kirkovo, and the southern border of the municipality coincides with the state border with the Hellenic Republic. Territory The municipality is located on an area of 843 sq. Km. Climate and relief The relief is semi-mountainous and hilly, the average altitude is 425 m, and the vertical division is 170 m. The territory of Krumovgrad municipality falls in the northern periphery of the Mediterranean climate and is characterized by a transitional-Mediterranean climate, the average annual temperature is 13.20 ° C. with a maximum temperature of 37.00 ° C and a minimum temperature of -16.00 ° C. Winters are relatively mild, with 43 days of snow retention and summers long and hot.
Municipality of Kardzhali is located in the southeastern part of the Republic of Bulgaria. It borders the municipalities of Haskovo, Stambolovo, Momchilgrad, Ardino and Chernoochene. Territory Kardzhali Municipality is the largest municipality in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains with an area of 574 sq. Km. from the territory of the country. Relief and climate The municipality of Kardzhali is located in the Arda subregion of the Eastern Rhodope region. The relief is low-lying and hilly. Its diversity is activated by the erosion of rivers, they form a modern labyrinth of hills and a complex valley network. The municipality falls in the South Bulgarian climatic zone and more precisely in the Eastern Rhodope climatic region, influenced by the warm Mediterranean influence. The winter is relatively mild. The minimum temperatures during the winter months are relatively high. Summer is sunny and hot, with maximum temperatures reaching 40 degrees. The average winter temperature is about 0 degrees Celsius, and in summer - 24 degrees. The average annual temperature is in the range of 11-13 degrees. The annual temperature is about 4,000 degrees.
Momchilgrad Municipality is located in the central part of Kardzhali region. The relief is mountainous, and the strongly dissected eastern Rhodope Steep Hill falls within the boundaries of the municipality. It borders the municipalities of Kardzhali, Dzhebel, Krumovgrad and Kirkovo. Territory Momchilgrad Municipality is located on an area of 358 sq. Km. Relief and climate The relief is mountainous, as in the municipality there is a highly indented part of the eastern Rhodope Steep Hill, with a length of about 40 km and a width between 15-22 km. The slopes are deforested and eroded, there are landslides in some places. The highest peaks are Steep Hill - 960 m., Zdravets (Dambala) - 910 m. and Cherkovishte (Klise Tepe) 871m. Many of the tributaries of the Varbitsa and Krumovitsa rivers originate from them, and the hill itself is the watershed between the two rivers. The average altitude of the municipality is 444 m. The climate is temperate continental to Mediterranean - with average annual temperatures around 11 ° C and average annual rainfall between 650-700 mm.
Chernoochene Municipality is located in the northwestern part of Kardzhali region and borders the municipalities of Kardzhali and Ardino. In its western and northern part the municipality has common borders with the municipality of Banite from Smolyan region and with the municipalities of Asenovgrad and Parvomay from Plovdiv region, while in the north-northeast it borders with the municipalities of Haskovo and Mineralni Bani from Haskovo region. Territory The municipality covers an area of 327 sq. Km, which represents 10.2% of the Kardzhali region. Relief and climate Chernoochene Municipality is located in a small valley 15 km. in a northwesterly direction from the town of Kardzhali. The average altitude is 645 m, with a displacement of 240 m. The relief on the territory of the municipality is strongly rugged and has a mountainous and hilly character. The share of the forest territories is significant - 58.9%. The municipality falls in the South Bulgarian climatic region and more precisely in the Eastern Rhodope climatic region, influenced by the warm Mediterranean influence. The winter is relatively mild. Minimum temperatures during the winter months are relatively high. Summer is sunny and hot, with maximum temperatures reaching 40 degrees. The average winter temperature is around 1 ° C, and in summer - 24 ° C. The average annual temperature ranges from 11 ° - 13 ° degrees. Precipitation is about 680 mm per year, mostly from rain.