Sarnitsa, Pazardzhik Province

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This article is about the town of Sarnitsa. For the village of the same name in Haskovo Province, see Sarnitsa, Haskovo Province.
Sarnitsa
Town
Sarnitsa is located in Bulgaria
Sarnitsa
Sarnitsa
Location of Sarnitsa, Bulgaria
Coordinates: 41°44′N 24°2′E / 41.733°N 24.033°E / 41.733; 24.033
Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Pazardzhik
Municipality
(Obshtina)
Velingrad
Government
 • Mayor Mehmed Karamolla
Elevation 1,250 m (4,100 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,654
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
Postal Code 4633
Area code(s) 03547
Website

http://www.sarnitsa.bg/

second website: http://surnica.com/
The town of Sarnitsa as viewed from the opposite bank of the Dospat Dam.

Sarnitsa (also transcribed Surnica, Bulgarian: Сърница) is a small town in the Pazardzhik Province, southern Bulgaria. As of 2006 it has 3 607 inhabitants. It gained its town status in 16 September 2003 and is part of the Velingrad municipality, located deep in the Rhodope mountains among remote virgin forests. The town has preserved its authentic atmosphere and old architecture and is a growing tourist centre, serving visitors of the Dospat Dam and surrounding forests.

Coordinates: 41°44′N 24°02′E / 41.733°N 24.033°E / 41.733; 24.033