Batanovtsi

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Batanovtsi
Factory in Batanovtsi
Factory in Batanovtsi
Batanovtsi is located in Bulgaria
Batanovtsi
Batanovtsi
Location of Batanovtsi
Coordinates: 42°36′N 22°57′E / 42.600°N 22.950°E / 42.600; 22.950Coordinates: 42°36′N 22°57′E / 42.600°N 22.950°E / 42.600; 22.950
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Pernik
Government
 • MayorRadoslav Banchev
Elevation
660 m (2,170 ft)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,101
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
2340
Area code07712

Batanovtsi (Bulgarian: Батановци, pronounced [ˈbatɐnoft͡si]) is a town in western Bulgaria. It is located in Pernik Province and is close to the towns of Radomir and Pernik.

Geography[edit]

Its located between the towns of Pernik and Radomir. In the land of the town of Batanovtsi is the village of Cherna gora, which has no land of its own.

History[edit]

The town's name was first attested in a 1564 Bulgarian text: ВИШЄ СЄЛА БАТЄНОВЦИ БЛИЗЬ РЄЦЄ СТРОУМЄ, and several other sources from the 1560s. It is derived from the personal name Batan, probably of Pecheneg or Cuman origin. From 1950 to 1992 it was known as Temelkovo; it was proclaimed a town in 1974.[1]

Religion[edit]

Eastern orthodoxy

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Чолева-Димитрова, Анна М. (2002). Селищни имена от Югозападна България: Изследване. Речник (in Bulgarian). София: Пенсофт. pp. 96–97, 173. ISBN 954-642-168-5. OCLC 57603720.