Държавен архив – Стара Загора

  • Durzhaven arhiv - Stara Zagora
  • Stara Zagora State Archive


81 General Gurko Street
Stara Zagora


Phone: +359 42659052 – reading room GSM
+359 888648095 – head of division


State Archive in Stara Zagora was created in 1952 as a division of the County directorate of the Ministry of Interior, Stara Zagora, in accordance with the Decree 515 of the Presidium of the National Assembly and the Decree 344 of the Council of Ministers dated 18 April 1952. After 1961, it was subordinated to the People’s County Council of Stara Zagora and, in 1988, it was incorporated within the structure of the Municipality of Stara Zagora. 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 within the Regional State Archives of Plovdiv Directorate.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Stara Zagora 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 Stara Zagora district, the territorial structures of the state bodies and other state and municipal institutions, organisations and important figures of local significance. It is also responsible for the scientific and methodological guidance and control of the organisation, preservation and use of documents in the archival services.

Archival and Other Holdings

As of 1 January 2018, the archive contained 3,313 archival collections (383,333 archival units)

Opening Times

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

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