Pravets

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Pravets
Правец
Town
Pravets in Autumn
Pravets in Autumn
Coat of arms of Pravets
Pravets is located in Bulgaria
Pravets
Pravets
Location of Pravets within Bulgaria
Coordinates: 42°53′40″N 23°54′56″E / 42.89444°N 23.91556°E / 42.89444; 23.91556Coordinates: 42°53′40″N 23°54′56″E / 42.89444°N 23.91556°E / 42.89444; 23.91556
CountryBulgaria
ProvinceSofia Province
Government
 • MayorRumen Guninski (BSP)
Area
 • Total46,073 km2 (17,789 sq mi)
Elevation
440 m (1,440 ft)
Population
 (15 June 2020)
 • Total4,363
 • Density0.095/km2 (0.25/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
2161
Area code(s)07133
Websitewww.pravets.bg

Pravets or Pravetz (Bulgarian: Правец, also transliterated as Pravec, pronounced [ˈpravɛt͡s]) is a town in Pravets Municipality in central western Bulgaria, located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) from the capital Sofia. Pravets is home town of Pravetz computers.

Pravets has a population of 4,512 people. Mountains surround it, which allows for a mild climate with rare winds. In the outskirts there is an artificial lake used for fishing and recreation. The town is the birthplace of Bulgaria's longtime communist President Todor Zhivkov. The first microprocessor factory in Bulgaria established in Pravets. The computers produced there, which were among the first in Bulgaria, were named Pravetz.

Today, the town is most famous for its Computers and technology systems high school and the RIU golf resort complex. There is also a language high school by the name of Aleko Konstantinov. It prepares many students who continue their undergraduate education in Bulgaria, England, the US, Germany, and France. The Professional Computing and Technology Systems high school is one of two technical schools in Bulgaria, which prepares students for the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria and allows for direct admission to the University to its top students.

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