1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Tate, James

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TATAR PAZARJIK, or Tatar Bazardjik, a town of Bulgaria in Eastern Rumelia; on the river Maritza, and on the Sofia-Constantinople railway, 74 m. E.S.E. of Sofia and 23 m. W. of Philippopolis. Pop. (1906) 17,549. Situated at the junction of several roads, Tatar Pazarjik began to acquire commercial importance in the 15th century. Rice, millet and tobacco are largely cultivated in the surrounding lowlands, and there is some trade in cocoons and wool.