Lukovit

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Lukovit
Skyline of Lukovit
Coat of arms of Lukovit
Coat of arms
Lukovit is located in Bulgaria
Lukovit
Lukovit
Location of Lukovit
Coordinates: 43°12′N 24°10′E / 43.200°N 24.167°E / 43.200; 24.167Coordinates: 43°12′N 24°10′E / 43.200°N 24.167°E / 43.200; 24.167
Country Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Lovech
Government
 • Mayor Ivan Grancharov
Elevation 171 m (561 ft)
Population (31.12.2009)[1]
 • City 9,630
 • Urban 18,788
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 5770
Area code(s) 0697
Church in central Lukovit

Lukovit (Bulgarian: Луковит) is a town in northern Bulgaria, part of Lovech Province. It is situated on both banks of the Zlatna Panega between the Danubian Plain and the foot of Stara Planina. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 9,630 inhabitants.[1]

The town was first mentioned in Ottoman registers of 1430. In 1495, it had 47 households. Between 1683 and 1687, Lukovit was part of an Ottoman process of forceful Islamization, but was not fully Islamized, having 250 Muslim Bulgarian and 260 Eastern Orthodox households in 1860. After the Liberation of Bulgaria, all the Muslims moved out.

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Lukovit Point on Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands is named after Lukovit. The local football team is Botev Lukovit

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