Granit, Bulgaria

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Granit
Гранит
Granit is located in Bulgaria
Granit
Granit
Location of Granit
Coordinates: 42°15′00″N 25°08′24″E / 42.250°N 25.140°E / 42.250; 25.140
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Stara Zagora
Elevation 171 m (561 ft)
Population (December 2010)
 • Total 680
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 6252
Area code(s) 041331

Granit (in Bulgarian: Гранит) is a village in southern Bulgaria, Bratya Daskalovi municipality, Stara Zagora Province. The village is famous for the oldest tree in Bulgaria and one of the most ancient in the world, the Granit Oak (Quercus robur), estimated to be about 1,700 years old. It was formed in 1945 upon the merger of two villages, Golobradovo and Skobelovo. In 1989 its population was 1103.[1]

The Granit oak is considered to be the oldest tree in Bulgaria.
The oak in 1985 still green and lively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ N. Michev. P Koledarov (1989), Dictionary of Living Places and their Names in Bulgaria 1878-1987 [Речник на селищата и селищните имена в България 1878-1987], Sofia: Nauka i Izkustvo, at 85. (in Bulgarian)

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Coordinates: 42°15′00″N 25°08′24″E / 42.250°N 25.140°E / 42.250; 25.140