Yakoruda

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Yakoruda
Якоруда
Sunset in Yakoruda
Sunset in Yakoruda
Yakoruda is located in Bulgaria
Yakoruda
Yakoruda
Location of Yakoruda
Coordinates: 42°1′N 23°41′E / 42.017°N 23.683°E / 42.017; 23.683Coordinates: 42°1′N 23°41′E / 42.017°N 23.683°E / 42.017; 23.683
Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Government
 • Mayor Nuredin Kafelov
Elevation 888 m (2,913 ft)
Population (15.06.2010)
 • Total 6,299
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 2790
Area code(s) 07442
License plate E

Yakoruda (Bulgarian: Якоруда) is a Bulgarian town located in the southwestern part of the country. A part of the Blagoevgrad Province, it is the seat of Yakuroda Municipality which is the north-easternmost in the province. The town lies in the Rhodope Mountains, along the Mesta River, 26 km west of the town of Velingrad. Yakoruda was proclaimed a town on 9 September 1964, having previously been officially classified as a village.

A plurality of the residents are Muslim Bulgarians (Pomaks), the rest being for the most part Eastern Orthodox.

Notable natives are Survivor BG season one runner-up Ahmed Shuganov and Minister of Labour and Social Policy Emiliya Maslarova.

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Yakoruda Glacier on Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Yakoruda.

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