|• Mayor||Rumen Guninski|
|Elevation||440 m (1,440 ft)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Pravets has a population of 4,512 people. Mountains surround it, which allows for a mild climate with rare winds. In the outskirts there is a small lake used for fishing and recreation. Most Bulgarians associate the town with its (now closed) computer manufacturing plant and with the birthplace of Bulgaria's longtime communist president, Todor Zhivkov.The first microprocessor factory in Bulgaria was situated in Pravets. These computers, which were also the first in Bulgaria, were named Pravets-82 and had yellow and black keyboards.
Today, the town is famous for its two high schools and the RIU golf resort complex. The first high school is a language high school by the name of Aleko Konstantinov. It prepares many students who continue their undergraduate education in Bulgaria, England, the USA, Germany, and France. The second high school is one of two technical schools, which prepares students for the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. It allows for direct admission to the University to its top students. During the school year, the town is filled with students from different towns and villages. Pravets is one of the few cities in Bulgaria which has high quality satellite images on Google Earth.
"Pravetz" is also a surname.
Todor Zhivkov Memorial in Pravets
- http://www.uktc-bg.com - УКТЦ - Професионална гимназия по Компютърни Tехнологии и Системи
- http://www.gpche.com/indexen.html - Aleko Konstantinov Language High School Official Website
- Country&Golf in the area(English)
- Image Gallery of Pravets
- Large Image Gallery of Pravets and the Region
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