Republic of Tamrash

The Republic of Tamrash (Bulgarian: Тъмръшка република, romanizedTǎmrǎška republika), was a short-lived self-governing administrative structure of the Pomaks, living in the Tamrash region of the Rhodope Mountains. It existed from 1878 to 1886.

Map of the republic of Tamrash.
The Republic of Tamrash with number two on the map.


The territory spanned over the area locked in the upper valley of the Vacha River and most of its tributaries. The rebel territory initially consisted of 17 villages but its number increased up to 21 in 1880. Some of those villages were Trigrad, Mugla, Beden, Mihalkovo, Skobelevo, Churukovo and Devin.


The republic survived until 1886, when Eastern Rumelia was incorporated into Bulgaria.[1] Then, area of it was returned to Ottoman Empire.

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  1. ^ Olga Demetriou (2013). "The Politics of Genealogy". Capricious Borders: Minority, Population, and Counter-Conduct Between Greece and Turkey. Berghahn Books. p. 92. ISBN 9780857458995.

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