General Todorov (village)

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General Todorov
Village
Skyline of General Todorov
Country  Bulgaria
Province Blagoevgrad Province
Municipality Petrich Municipality
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

General Todorov is a village in Petrich Municipality, in Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria.[1]

History[edit]

The river Struma near General Todorov

The previous name of the village is Pripechene (Bulgarian: Припечене). During the Ottoman period, the village had a mixed Bulgarian and Turkish population. According to an Ottoman document from 1519 there were 6 Muslim and 39 non-Muslim households in Pripechene. The main occupation of the population in Pripechene was farming rice.[2] A Vasil Kanchov study of 1900 counted 114 Bulgarian and 70 Turkish inhabitants. [3]

The village was renamed General Todorov after general Georgi Todorov in 1984.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guide Bulgaria, Accessed May 5, 2010
  2. ^ Матанов, Христо. Възникване и облик на Кюстендилския санджак през XV-XVI век, София 2000, таблица 9.
  3. ^ Васил Кънчов. „Македония. Етнография и статистика“. София, 1900, с. 190. - Kanchov, Vasil. "Macedonia. Ethnography and statistics". Sofia, 1900, p. 190.

Coordinates: 41°28′01″N 23°16′01″E / 41.467000°N 23.267000°E / 41.467000; 23.267000