Rakitovo

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Rakitovo
Ракитово
Rakitovo-chitalishte-Budilnik.jpg
Coat of arms of Rakitovo
Rakitovo is located in Bulgaria
Rakitovo
Rakitovo
Location of Rakitovo
Coordinates: 41°59′N 24°05′E / 41.983°N 24.083°E / 41.983; 24.083
CountryBulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Pazardzhik
Government
 • MayorKostadin Holyanov
Elevation
814 m (2,671 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total8 569
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
4640
Area code(s)03542

Rakitovo (Bulgarian: Ракитово [rɐˈkitovo]) is a town in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. As of 2005 the population is 8 952. It is located in the northern part of the Rhodopi mountains[1] at 12 km to the east of Velingrad and 7 km to the southwest of the Batak Reservoir. There is timber industry in the town. People from the region grow crops, lavender, potatoes and barley.

Some Aromanians live in Rakitovo.[2][3]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Rakitovo is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strnadel, Leslie; Erdley, Patrick (2012-01-01). Bulgaria (Other Places Travel Guide). Other Places Publishing. ISBN 9780982261996.
  2. ^ Constantin, Marin (2014). "The ethno-cultural belongingness of Aromanians, Vlachs, Catholics, and Lipovans/Old Believers in Romania and Bulgaria (1990–2012)" (PDF). Revista Română de Sociologie. 25 (3–4): 255–285.
  3. ^ 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.

Coordinates: 41°59′N 24°05′E / 41.983°N 24.083°E / 41.983; 24.083