Coordinates: 42°1′N 24°22′E / 42.017°N 24.367°E / 42.017; 24.367
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Coat of arms of Bratsigovo
Bratsigovo is located in Bulgaria
Location of Bratsigovo
Coordinates: 42°1′N 24°22′E / 42.017°N 24.367°E / 42.017; 24.367
 • MayorNadezhda Kazakova
599 m (1,965 ft)
 • Total4,646
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
Area code03552

Bratsigovo (Bulgarian: Брацигово [brɐˈt͡siɡovo]) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. It is located in the foothills of the Rhodope Mountains, on the banks of the Umishka River in Pazardzhik oblast, and is close to the towns of Peshtera and Krichim.

Bratsigovo Hills on Trinity Peninsula in Antarctica are named after the town.[1]

Some Aromanians live in Bratsigovo.[2]


The tallest Eastern Orthodox bell-tower in the Balkans

Archeological evidence has shown that the area was inhabited by Thracians and later Slavs.

Historical records show the township was established at some point in the 16th-17th century, built over the ruins of an earlier settlement. The founders of the new town were Bulgarian emigrants from the western part of Aegean Macedonia, from the vicinity of Kostur.[3][4]

The population of Bratsigovo took an active part in the April Uprising of 1876.

In 1950 Bratsigovo had a population of 3,364. (Source=Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer)

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The town is developing as a balneological center, too. There is a cold mineral water spring (18-26 C) with the flow rate of 120 liters per minute at the distance of 500 metres west of it. There is a balneo-sanatorium built up here. The mineral water treats some skin diseases, the nervous system, kidney related diseases and others. There is a nice park and a country-houses zone around it.

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  1. ^ SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica
  2. ^ Kyurkchiev, Nikolai (2006). "The Aromânians: an ethnos and language with a 2000-year history". International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 2006 (179): 115–129. doi:10.1515/IJSL.2006.029. S2CID 144939846.
  3. ^ Петлешков, Никола, Йеремиев, Иван. История на Брациговското въстание, Пловдив 1905, с. 72-73.
  4. ^ Митев, Йоно. История на Априлското въстание, София 1988, т. ІІ, с. 171.