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Bratsigovo is located in Bulgarie
Location o Bratsigovo
Coordinates: 42°1′N 24°22′E / 42.017°N 24.367°E / 42.017; 24.367Coordinates: 42°1′N 24°22′E / 42.017°N 24.367°E / 42.017; 24.367
 • MayorSonya Misheva
599 m (1,965 ft)
 • Total4,646
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
Area code(s)03552

Bratsigovo (Bulgarie: Брацигово) is a toun in Soothren Bulgarie an the caipital o Bratsigovo Municipality. It is locatit in the fuithills o the Rhodope Muntains, on the banks o the Umishka River in Pazardzhik oblast, an is close tae the touns o Peshtera an Krichim.

Bratsigovo Hills on Trinity Peninsula in Antarcticae are namit efter the toun.[1]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The tawest Eastren Orthodox bell-touer in the Balkans

Aircheological evidence haes shown that the aurie wis inhabitit bi Thracians an later Slavs.

Historical records show the tounship wis established at some point in the 16t-17t hunderyear, biggit ower the ruins o a earlier dounset. The foonders o the new town were Bulgarie emigrants frae the wastren pairt o Aegean Macedonie, frae the vicinity o Kostur.[2][3]

The population o Bratsigovo teuk a active pairt in the Apryle Uprisin o 1876.

Balneology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun is developin as a balneological center, an aw. Thare is a cauld mineral watter spring (18-26 C) wi the flow rate o 120 liters per minute at the distance o 500 metres wast o it. Thare is a balneo-sanatorium biggit up here. The mineral watter treats some skin diseases, the nervous seestem, kidney relatit diseases an ithers. Thare is a nice pairk an a kintra-hooses zone aroond it.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica
  2. Петлешков, Никола, Йеремиев, Иван. История на Брациговското въстание, Пловдив 1905, с. 72-73.
  3. Митев, Йоно. История на Априлското въстание, София 1988, т. ІІ, с. 171.

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