Slashten

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Slashten
Слащен
Village
Slashten is located in Bulgaria
Slashten
Slashten
Location of Slashten
Coordinates: 41°30′N 24°1′E / 41.500°N 24.017°E / 41.500; 24.017Coordinates: 41°30′N 24°1′E / 41.500°N 24.017°E / 41.500; 24.017
Country  Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Municipality
(Obshtina)
Satovcha
Government[1]
 • Mayor Dzheit Neizir (MRF)
Area
 • Total 20.975 km2 (8.098 sq mi)
Elevation 679 m (2,228 ft)
Population (2010-12-15)[2]
 • Total 1,973
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 2937
Area code(s) 07546

Slashten (Bulgarian: Слащен) is a village in Southwestern Bulgaria. It is located in the Satovcha Municipality, Blagoevgrad Province.

Geography[edit]

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

History[edit]

In 1873 Slashten (Slaschtene) had male population of 130 Pomaks and 50 houses.[3] According to Vasil Kanchov, in 1900 Slashten was populated by 750 Bulgarian Muslims[4] According to another statistic by Kanchov about the same time there were 90 houses in the village.[5]

Religions[edit]

The population is Muslim and consists of Pomaks.

Culture and Nature[edit]

The cave Stapalkite (The Steps) is 64 meters long with 38 meters denivelation (vertical rise).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://results.cik.bg/tur1/mestni/0142_67270.html
  2. ^ http://www.grao.bg/tna/tadr-2010.txt
  3. ^ Македония и Одринско. Статистика на населението от 1873 г. (in Bulgarian, French, English, Russian) (II ed.). София: Македонски научен институт. 1995 [1878]. pp. 132–133. 
  4. ^ Кънчов, Васил (1996) [1900]. "Неврокопска Каза". Македония. Етнография и статистика (in Bulgarian) (II ed.). София: Проф. М. Дринов. p. 195. 
  5. ^ Кънчов, Васил (1970) [1894-1896]. "Неврокопската каза". Пътуване по долините на Струма, Места и Брегалница. Битолско, Преспа и Охридско (in Bulgarian). София: Наука и изкуство. p. 274.