Satovcha

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Satovcha
Сатовча
Village
Official seal of Satovcha
Seal
Satovcha is located in Bulgaria
Satovcha
Satovcha
Location of Satovcha in Bulgaria
Coordinates: 41°37′N 23°59′E / 41.617°N 23.983°E / 41.617; 23.983Coordinates: 41°37′N 23°59′E / 41.617°N 23.983°E / 41.617; 23.983
Country  Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Municipality
(Obshtina)
Satovcha
Government[1]
 • Mayor Arben Mimenov (MRF)
Area
 • Total 55.373 km2 (21.380 sq mi)
Elevation 1,029 m (3,376 ft)
Population (2010-12-15)[2]
 • Total 2,021
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 2950
Area code(s) 07541

Satovcha (Bulgarian: Сатовча, old version: Satovitsa, Svatovitsa) is a village in Southwestern Bulgaria. It is the administrative center of the Satovcha Municipality in Blagoevgrad Province.

Geography[edit]

The opening of the first well in the village of Satovcha - 1935.

The village of Satovcha is located in the Western Rhodope Mountains. It belongs to the Chech region.

History[edit]

According to Vasil Kanchov, in 1900, Satovcha was populated by 832 Bulgarian Muslims and 650 Bulgarian Christians.[3]

Religions[edit]

Both Muslims and Christians inhabit the village.

Popular culture[edit]

The village has greatly expanded in the last few years in aspects such as hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, and the town center. The main hotel serving the municipality is the three star Zenit hotel. The village is home to three supermarkets.[citation needed]

Satovcha provides the background for the 2013 Bulgarian film "Soul Food Stories." [4]

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