Zlatitsa

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Zlatitsa
Златица
Chitalishte Hristo Smirnenski
Chitalishte Hristo Smirnenski
Coat of arms of Zlatitsa
Coat of arms
Zlatitsa is located in Bulgaria
Zlatitsa
Zlatitsa
Location of Zlatitsa
Coordinates: 42°43′N 24°08′E / 42.717°N 24.133°E / 42.717; 24.133
Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Sofia
Government
 • Mayor Geogri Gerginekov
Elevation 680 m (2,230 ft)
Population (01/01/2007)
 • Total 5 286
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 2080
Area code(s) 0728

Zlatitsa (Bulgarian: Златица) is a town and seat of Zlatitsa Municipality in southern Bulgaria located in the Zlatitsa-Pirdop valley, between Stara Planina to the north and Sredna Gora to the south at 680 meters above the sea level. It is situated immediately south in the lap of the Zlatitsa -Teteven Mountain. Zlatitsa is situated 75 km east of Sofia, 27 km south of Etropole, 32 km north of Panagiurishte, 2 km west of Pirdop and 32 km northwest of Koprivshtitsa. The population is 5,286.

The main highway Sofia - Karlovo - Bourgas as well as the main railway line Sofia - Karlovo - Bourgas pass through it.

Nine kilometers south of Zlatitsa is the Old Kemer – a bridge spanning the river Topolnitsa from Roman times. The church complex called Spasovo Kladenche is 500 meters away from the town. The park monument Kambana can be found in the nearby village of Petrich.

Until the early 1990s, Zlatitsa together with Pirdop formed a single town called Srednogorie.

Coordinates: 42°43′N 24°08′E / 42.717°N 24.133°E / 42.717; 24.133