Bogolin

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Bogolin
Боголин
Village
Bogolin is located in Bulgaria
Bogolin
Bogolin
Location of Bogolin
Coordinates: 41°33′N 23°58′E / 41.550°N 23.967°E / 41.550; 23.967Coordinates: 41°33′N 23°58′E / 41.550°N 23.967°E / 41.550; 23.967
Country  Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Municipality
(Obshtina)
Satovcha
Government[1]
 • Mayor Biser Karailiev (CEDB)
Area
 • Total 5.344 km2 (2.063 sq mi)
Elevation 947 m (3,107 ft)
Population (2010-12-15)[2]
 • Total 451
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 2931
Area code(s) 07547

Bogolin (Bulgarian: Боголин) is a village in Southwestern Bulgaria. It is located in the Satovcha Municipality, Blagoevgrad Province.

Geography[edit]

The village of Bogolin is located in the Western Rhodope Mountains a few kilometers away from the border with Greece. The nearest villages are Ablanitsa, Valkosel and Kribul. Bogolin belongs to the Chech region.

History[edit]

According to the legend, the village was founded by a person called Begalin Chumarya who emigrated from the village of Valkosel and settled where is now Bogolin giving the name of the village.[3]

In 1873 Bogolin (Bobolina) had male population of 28 Pomaks and 12 houses.[4] According to Vasil Kanchov, in 1900, Bogolin (Боболинъ) was populated by 65 Bulgarian Muslims[5] According to another statistic by Kanchov about the same time there were 13 houses in the village.[6] According to Stephan Verkovic at the end of the 19th century the village had male population of 40 Pomaks and 12 houses.[7]

Religions[edit]

The population is Muslim and consists of Pomaks.

People[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://results.cik.bg/tur2/mestni/0142_04707.html
  2. ^ http://www.grao.bg/tna/tadr-2010.txt
  3. ^ Моллов, Сюлейман (1968). "Боголин". Родопи (in Bulgarian) 11: 18. ISSN 0861-1327. 
  4. ^ Македония и Одринско. Статистика на населението от 1873 г. (in Bulgarian, French, English, Russian) (II ed.). София: Македонски научен институт. 1995 [1878]. pp. 130–131. 
  5. ^ Кънчов, Васил (1996) [1900]. "Неврокопска Каза". Македония. Етнография и статистика (in Bulgarian) (II ed.). София: Проф. М. Дринов. p. 196. 
  6. ^ Кънчов, Васил (1970) [1894-1896]. "Неврокопската каза". Пътуване по долините на Струма, Места и Брегалница. Битолско, Преспа и Охридско (in Bulgarian). София: Наука и изкуство. p. 274. 
  7. ^ Райчевски, Стоян (2004) [1998]. Българите мохамедани (in Bulgarian) (II ed.). София: Национален музей на българската книга и полиграфия. p. 111. ISBN 954-9308-51-0.