Hrabrino

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Hrabrino
Skyline of Hrabrino
Hrabrino is located in Bulgaria
Hrabrino
Hrabrino
Location of Hrabrino
Coordinates: 42°02′N 24°38′E / 42.033°N 24.633°E / 42.033; 24.633Coordinates: 42°02′N 24°38′E / 42.033°N 24.633°E / 42.033; 24.633
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Plovdiv Province
Government
 • Mayor Mihail Krastanov (BSP)
Area
 • Total 13.881 km2 (5.359 sq mi)
Elevation 580 m (1,900 ft)
Population (2007-01-01)[1]
 • Total 701
 • Density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 4111

Hrabrino (Bulgarian: Храбрино) is a village in the Rodopi Municipality, Plovdiv Province in southern Bulgaria. The village has 701 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

The village is situated in the Rhodope Mountains at 15 km to the south-west of Bulgaria's second largest city, Plovdiv. There are two large and expanding villa zones in the mountainous part of the village. There are two rivers flowing through the village. Hrabrino is a starting point of tourist tracks leading to several refuges in the mountain.

History[edit]

Until 1934 the village was known as Sveti Spas and until 1960 its name was Sotir.

Landmarks[edit]

There are a church and four chapels in Hrabrino. The Chapel of St Dimitar is situated in the highest point of the village near the monument to the partisans of the Rhodope region. At 5 km from the center at the direction to Brestovitsa is located the Chapel of St Spas after which the village was named until 1960.

There are also two bridges dating from the Roman rule.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulgaria Guide, Hrabrino". Retrieved 8 May 2009.