Kainardzha

A monument to the fallen in the wars
A monument to the fallen in the wars
The commemorative fountain in the village of Kainardzha
The commemorative fountain in the village of Kainardzha

The remains of a Roman settlement of interest to the archaeologists were discovered 5 km away from the village of Golesh. There are also other traces of the Roman and the Thracian cultures on the municipality's territory, which testify to early settlement formation.

The earliest written reference to the village under its present name is in the Ottoman tax registers of 1583. Two centuries later, in 1774, the name of Kainardzha entered not only Bulgarian, but also European history. The reason for that was the signing of the Kyuchoukkainardzha Peace Treaty between Turkey and Russia, which ordained the patronage of Russia over the Christian population of the Balkan Peninsula. That event was perpetuated in 1892 by building a drinking fountain on the place where the act was performed.

The whole of Southern Dobroudzha, including the village of Kainardzha, was given to Romania on the strength of the Bucharest Peace Treaty of 1913. Those lands were returned to Bulgaria as late as 1940, after the signing of the Kraiova Peace Treaty.






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