Pravets

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Pravets
Правец
Coat of arms of Pravets
Coat of arms
Pravets is located in Bulgaria
Pravets
Pravets
Location of Pravets
Coordinates: 42°53′39.2″N 23°55′7.8″E / 42.894222°N 23.918833°E / 42.894222; 23.918833Coordinates: 42°53′39.2″N 23°55′7.8″E / 42.894222°N 23.918833°E / 42.894222; 23.918833
Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Sofia Province
Government
 • Mayor Rumen Guninski
Elevation 440 m (1,440 ft)
Population (13.09.2005)
 • Total 4,512
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 2161
Area code(s) 07133

Pravets or Ptavetz (Bulgarian: Правец, also transliterated as Pravec) is a town in Pravets Municipality in central western Bulgaria, located approximately 60 km from the capital Sofia. Pravets is home town of Pravetz computers, "Pravetz" is also a surname.

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. The town is 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.

Today, the town is most famous for its Computers and technology systems high school, as the location of City University and the RIU golf resort complex. There is also 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 Professional Computing and Technology Systems high school is one of two technical schools in Bulgaria, which prepares students for the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria and 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.

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Pravets also has high quality satellite images on Google Earth.

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