Chirpan is the successor of an ancient Roman village called Sherempol which was situated 7 km from the current city.
There are many legends about the origin of the city. One of them tells about a centuries-old forest with lots of water-springs that has existed in this place. As many passengers were passing by, the local people treated them.
The word for treating in Bulgarian sounds like Cherpia. This is where the name Chirpan comes from. Another legend tells that the name comes from the old word charpadzhi which is not used anymore and means a place for washing clothes. Read more