Rakovski (Bulgarian: Раковски) is a town in southern Bulgaria, in the historical region of Thrace. It is located in the Plovdiv Province. The town is also the centre of the Rakovski Municipality. Rakovski was formed in 1966 with the merging of three villages — General Nikolaevo, Sekirovo and Parchevich. The new town was named after the Bulgarian revolutionary Georgi Sava Rakovski.