Rakitovo

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Rakitovo
Ракитово
Coat of arms of Rakitovo
Coat of arms
Rakitovo is located in Bulgaria
Rakitovo
Rakitovo
Location of Rakitovo
Coordinates: 41°59′N 24°05′E / 41.983°N 24.083°E / 41.983; 24.083
Country Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Pazardzhik
Government
 • Mayor Angel Govedarski
Elevation 814 m (2,671 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 8 569
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 4640
Area code(s) 03542

Rakitovo (Bulgarian: Ракитово) is a town in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. As of 2005 the population is 8 952. It is located in the northern part of the Rhodopi mountains at 12 km to the east of Velingrad and 7 km to the southwest of the Batak Dam. There is timber industry in the town. People from the region grow crops, lavender, potatoes and barley.

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Coordinates: 41°59′N 24°05′E / 41.983°N 24.083°E / 41.983; 24.083