Bata, Pazardzhik Province

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Bata
Skyline of Bata
Bata is located in Bulgaria
Bata
Bata
Location of Bata
Coordinates: 42°27′N 24°11′E / 42.450°N 24.183°E / 42.450; 24.183Coordinates: 42°27′N 24°11′E / 42.450°N 24.183°E / 42.450; 24.183
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Pazardzhik Province
Government
 • Mayor Georgi Aleksandrov (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 47.704 km2 (18.419 sq mi)
Elevation 431 m (1,414 ft)
Population (2007-01-01)[1]
 • Total 1,305
 • Density 27/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 4527

Bata (Bulgarian: Бъта) is a village in the Panagyurishte municipality in western Bulgaria. It has 1 345 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Bata is located in a mountainous region. The village lies in the Sredna Gora mountain, in the Bata-Banya valley. The river Banska Luda Yana runs through the village and flows in the Panagyurska Luda Yana slightly downstream. There are gold sands in the river between Bata and Popintsi which is at 9 km to the south. There are two micro dams in the land of the village suitable for fishing. A mineral spring exists in the locality Toplika.

The nearest settlements are the town of Panagyurishte at 8 km to the north and the village of Banya at 4 km to the east.

Culture and landmarks[edit]

There are ruins of a medieval fortress in the vicinity called by the locals Krasen or Kaleto. Golden and silver jewels and coins dating from different periods have been found during excavations.

Some authentic traditions have been preserved. The village has an amateur group called Iglika (cowslip) famous for the presentation of typical traditions, songs and dances with many awards from different fairs.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bulgaria Guide, Bata". Retrieved 11 January 2009.