Държавен архив – Пазарджик

  • Durzhaven arhiv - Pazardzhik
  • State Archive in Pazardzhik


5, Sveti Ivan Rilski Street


+359 34 444438 – head of division
+359 34 444432 – reading room


+359 34444432


The Pazardzhik State Archive was created in 1960 as a division of the County Directorate of the Ministry of Interior, Pazardzhik, in accordance with the Decree 515 of the Presidium of the National Assembly and the Decree 344 of the Council of Ministers dated 18th April 1952. After 1961, it was subordinated to the People’s County Council of Pazardzhik and, in 1988, was incorporated within the structure of the Municipality of Pazardzhik. In 1992, it passed under the direct governance of the General Department of Archives at the Council of Ministers. In 1978, it received the status of a directorate, but in 2010 it was reformed and became a division of the Regional State Archives of Plovdiv Directorate.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Pazardzhik State Archive is a division within the Regional State Archives of Plovdiv Directorate. It manages the selection, acquisition, registration, processing, preservation and provision for use of the documents identified for permanent storage, which come from the district administration, the municipalities of the Pazardzhik district, the territorial structures of the state bodies and other state and municipal institutions, organisations and important figures of local significance. The archives are also responsible for scientific and methodological guidance and control of the organisation, preservation and use of documents in the archival services.

Administrative Structure

The former directors of the archive are: Maria Shishinyova (1960–1969); Tsvetan Gizdov (1969–1985); Atanas Ikonomov (1986–1994); Dimitar Trendafilov (1994–1997); Nadka Mitreva (1997–1999).


Since 1981, the Archive has been located building with offices, a reading room, a library and repositories.

Archival and Other Holdings

As of January 2018, the archive contained 2,864 archival collections (159,899 archival units)

Opening Times

Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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