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Panagyurishte
Панагюрище
Map of Bulgaria, Panagyurishte is indicated
Province
(oblast)
Pazardzhik
Population 20 938 (13/09/2005)
Altitude 550 m
Postal code 4500
Area code 0357
Geographic
coordinates
42° 30' north,
24° 11' east
Time zone EET
(UTC+2; UTC+3 in summer)
Mayor Geogri Gerginekov

Panagyurishte (Bulgarian: Панагюрище) is a town in Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. The town is situated in a small valley in the Sredna Gora Mountains. It is 91 km east of Sofia, 43 km north of Pazardzhik, and 37 km south of Zlatitsa. As of 2005 Panagyurishte has a population of 20,938 and the mayor is Georgi Gerginekov. The root of the name, "panagyur", is from Greek "πανηγήρι" (panagiri) and means a fair venue. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Since 1999 Bulgaria is divided into 28 oblasts (provinces or regions) that correspond aproximatly to the 28 okrugs that existet before 1987. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... Blagoevgrad - 2700 Bansko - 2770 Bania - 2778 Kremen - 2771 Eleshnitza - 2782 Dobrinishte - 2777 Belitsa - 2780 Gotse Delchev - 2900 Gurmen - 2960 Kresna - 2840 Petrich - 2850 Razlog - 2760 Sandanski - 2800 Satovcha - 2950 Simitli - 2730 Strumiani - 2825 Hadzidimovo - 2933 Yakoruda - 2790 Riltzi Burgas - 8000 Dyuny - 8001 Elenite - 8002 Slunchev Briag/Sunny Beach - 8240 Aitos... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Pazardzhik is a province located in southern Bulgaria and covers 4,458 km². Ranging from 190 to 370 m above sea level, Pazardzhik is home to 319,358 people (1998). ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: , also spelled as Pazardjik or Pazarjik) is a town situated along the banks of the Maritsa river in Bulgaria. ... Zlatitsa (pop. ...

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History

Panagyurishte is primarily known for being the center of the April Uprising against the Ottoman rule in Bulgaria in 1876. The uprising was bloodily suppressed after 10 days of declared freedom, and the town was burnt down and almost completely destroyed by the Ottoman Turks. Development of the April Uprising The April Uprising (Bulgarian: Априлско въстание) was an insurrection organised by the Bulgarians in the Ottoman Empire from April to May 1876, the indirect result of which was the liberation of Bulgaria in 1878. ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1680, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–65) Edirne (1365–1453) Constantinople (Ä°stanbul, 1453–1922) Language(s) Ottoman Turkish Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 Osman I  - 1918–22 Mehmed VI... The Ottoman Turks were the ethnic subdivision of the Turkish people who dominated the ruling class of the Ottoman Empire. ...


Tourism

The Church of St George in Panagyurishte

Panagyurishte is overshadowed in tourism by nearby Koprivshtitsa, which has a much larger collection of restored Bulgarian Revival style houses. Like Koprivshtitsa, Panagyurishte has a picturesque location in the Sredna Gora mountains, and is one of the towns associated with the historic April Uprising in 1876. Panagyurishte also gained fame for the "Panagyurishte gold" treasure discovered there in 1949. It is also near the mineral water spas of Banya, and recreational facilities in Panagyurski kolonii. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Koprivchtitsa Koprivshtitsa (Bulgarian: Копривщица) is a town in the Sofia region of Bulgaria, lying on the Topolnitsa river among the Sredna Gora mountains. ... Koprivchtitsa Koprivshtitsa (Bulgarian: Копривщица) is a town in the Sofia region of Bulgaria, lying on the Topolnitsa river among the Sredna Gora mountains. ...


Economy

After the Second World War Panagyurishte was transformed into a large industrial center. The Asarel Medet copper extracting and processing plant is by far the largest single employer in the municipality with over 2,500 workers and also the biggest plant in its kind in the Balkans. "Opticoelectron" is an optic producing plant, unique to the country (740 workers). Recently, a new similar plant, "Optix" was launched (370 workers). There are two big textile plants: "Ryton" (880 employees) and "Bultex" (680 employees). There is also a small plastics factory, "Bunai" with some 190 workers and a number of smaller enterprises. Asarel Medet (Bulgarian: Асарел Медет) is an enormuos copper extracting and processing factory located at 11 km to the northwest of the town of Panagyurishte in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. ...


Places of interest

The flag of the April Uprising, kept on the House-Museum of Rayna Knyaginya
The flag of the April Uprising, kept on the House-Museum of Rayna Knyaginya

The town has two big Eastern Orthodox churches, Sv. Georgi and Sv. Bogoroditsa, as well as several chapels. The type of architecture of Sv. Georgi with two symmetrical bell-towers can be rarely observed in the country. There are two museums: Historical Museum and Museum of Natural History. Although the town was severely destroyed by the Turks in 1876, there are several old houses which survived and have been reconstructed, including the House-Museums of Rayna Knyaginya and Marin Drinov. The enormous monument which commemorates the April Uprising dominates the sky-line of the town and can be seen from almost each neighbourhood. It is built on the top of a hill just above the central square and includes several granite compositions which encircle the main figure. It can be reached from the center by numerous stairs. There are two theatre buildings, the Old Theatre and the New Theatre. The spacious park is situated in the north-eastern part of Panagyurishte with an artificial lake, playgrounds and the Orcho Voivoda Stadium. Image File history File links Zname_Aprilskoto_vastanie. ... Image File history File links Zname_Aprilskoto_vastanie. ... Development of the April Uprising The April Uprising (Bulgarian: Априлско въстание) was an insurrection organised by the Bulgarians in the Ottoman Empire from April to May 1876, the indirect result of which was the liberation of Bulgaria in 1878. ... Rayna Knyaginya Rayna Popgeorgieva Futekova (Райна Попгеоргиева Футекова), better known as Rayna Knyaginya (Райна Княгиня) (1856-1917) was a Bulgarian teacher and revolutionary born in Panagyurishte that is famous for having sewn the flag of the April Uprising of 1876. ... Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. ... Rayna Knyaginya Rayna Popgeorgieva Futekova (Райна Попгеоргиева Футекова), better known as Rayna Knyaginya (Райна Княгиня) (1856-1917) was a Bulgarian teacher and revolutionary born in Panagyurishte that is famous for having sewn the flag of the April Uprising of 1876. ... Portrait of Marin Drinov Professor Marin Stoyanov Drinov (Марин Стоянов Дринов, known in Russia as Марин Степанович Дринов) (1838-13 March 1906) was a Bulgarian historian and philologist from the National Revival period that lived and worked in Russia through most of his life. ...


There are several places of interest in the vicinity of the town. The resort village Panagyurski kolonii, literally "the colony of Panagyurishte" is located at 15 km north of the town. It is very popular with the local population, as many of the citizens have summer houses there. There is a ski run and dense beech forests rich in different species of berries and mushrooms. At 6 km to the east is the famous Oborishte locality where the plan of the April uprising was discussed and accepted by delegates from all over the province. Today there is a monument there which is popular tourist attraction. Panagyurski kolonii (Bulgarian: Панагюрски колонии) is a popular mountain resort with a village status situated 1050 m. ... Development of the April Uprising The April Uprising (Bulgarian: Априлско въстание) was an insurrection organised by the Bulgarians in the Ottoman Empire from April to May 1876, the indirect result of which was the liberation of Bulgaria in 1878. ...


Education and healthcare

The two largest schools are the elementary "Prof. Marin Drinov" with more that 1,100 pupils and secondary "Nesho Bonchev". Other large schools include the Optical Technikal School, Mining Technical School, "20th April" elementary school, "Sv. sv. Cyril and Metodius" elementary school and others. Professor Marin Drinov Elementary School (Bulgarian: ) is a school in Panagyurishte, central Bulgaria. ...


A large regional hospital is located in the very southern outskirts of the town on the western banks of the Luda Yana river. The highly trained personal includes surgeons which can perform different operations in the hospital. The is also a large polyclinic in the center as well as numerous private doctor and dentist cabinets.


Municipality

The town is a center of the Panagyurishte municipality which includes 9 villages: Popintsi, Oborishte, Banya, Bata, Elshitsa, Levski, Panagyurski kolonii, Poibrene and Srebrinovo, as well as the town itself. Sredna Gora The Panagyurishte municipality is located in the Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. ... A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Popintsi (Bulgarian: ) is a village in southern Bulgaria, part of Panagyurishte municipality, Pazardzhik Province. ... Oborishte (Оборище in Bulgarian) is a village located at 9 km west of Panagyurishte, Bulgaria. ... Banya (Bulgarian: Баня) is a village in the Panagyurishte municipality, Bulgaria. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Elshitsa (Bulgarian: Елшица) is a village in the Panagyurishte municipality, western Bulgaria with 970 inhabitants. ... Levski (Bulgarian: Левски) is a village at 23 km south of Panagyurishte and 21 km north of Pazardzhik on the main road between them. ... Panagyurski kolonii (Bulgarian: Панагюрски колонии) is a popular mountain resort with a village status situated 1050 m. ... Poibrene (Bulgarian: Поибрене) is a village in the Panagyurishte municipality, western Bulgaria. ... Srebrinovo (Bulgarian: Сребриново) is a village in the Panagyurishte municipality of western Bulgaria. ...


Transport

There are roads leading to the north (Panagyurski kolonii), south (Popintsi), west (Oborishte) and east (Strelcha). The road to Popintsi, and then Pazardzhik has been recently improved and expanded. The only railway leads to Strelcha and Plovdiv. Panagyurishte has bus connections to Sofia, Plovdiv and Pazardzhik, as well as nearby villages. Panagyurski kolonii (Bulgarian: Панагюрски колонии) is a popular mountain resort with a village status situated 1050 m. ... Popintsi (Bulgarian: ) is a village in southern Bulgaria, part of Panagyurishte municipality, Pazardzhik Province. ... Oborishte (Оборище in Bulgarian) is a village located at 9 km west of Panagyurishte, Bulgaria. ... Strelcha (Bulgarian: ) is a small Bulgarian town with a population of 4,858 as of September 2005. ... Popintsi (Bulgarian: ) is a village in southern Bulgaria, part of Panagyurishte municipality, Pazardzhik Province. ... Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: , also spelled as Pazardjik or Pazarjik) is a town situated along the banks of the Maritsa river in Bulgaria. ... Strelcha (Bulgarian: ) is a small Bulgarian town with a population of 4,858 as of September 2005. ... Plovdiv (Bulgarian: ) is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia, with a population of 341,873([1]). It is the administrative centre of Plovdiv Province in southern Bulgaria, as well as the largest and most important city of the historical region of Upper (or Northern) Thrace, famous for its...


Panagyurishte Treasure

The Panagyuriste treasure
The Panagyuriste treasure

One frosty morning on the 8th of December 1949 three brothers – Pavel, Petko and Michail Deikovi worked together at the region of “Merul” tile factory near Panagyurishte. It’s about ten o’clock in the morning, when processing a new layer of clay they came across unusual glossy objects. With all of its magnificence a fabulous set of vessels glittered in front of the workers. When finally unearthed, it was found to consist of a phial and eight rhytons, one shaped like an amphora and the others like heads of women or animals. Dated to the turn of the fourth and third century BC, the find was sensational, not only for its weight in gold — over 6.146 kg of pure gold, but also for the originality of its forms. It is now a world famous Thracian treasure and one of the most valuable possessions of the National Historical Museum. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 3557 KB) Panagyurishte Golden Thracian treasure, National Historical Museum, Sofia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 3557 KB) Panagyurishte Golden Thracian treasure, National Historical Museum, Sofia. ... The ancient inhabitants of what is now Bulgaria, the Thracians were skilful craftsmen as their predecessors. ...


Famous citizens

Notable natives include historian and philologist Marin Drinov (1838–1906) and revolutionary Rayna Knyaginya (1856–1917). Portrait of Marin Drinov Professor Marin Stoyanov Drinov (Марин Стоянов Дринов, known in Russia as Марин Степанович Дринов) (1838-13 March 1906) was a Bulgarian historian and philologist from the National Revival period that lived and worked in Russia through most of his life. ... Rayna Knyaginya Rayna Popgeorgieva Futekova (Райна Попгеоргиева Футекова), better known as Rayna Knyaginya (Райна Княгиня) (1856-1917) was a Bulgarian teacher and revolutionary born in Panagyurishte that is famous for having sewn the flag of the April Uprising of 1876. ...


In 1893 the Bulgarian writer Elin Pelin was enrolled in a school in Panagyurishte. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


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edit Municipalities of Pazardzhik Province Flag of Bulgaria

Batak | Belovo | Bratsigovo | Kostandovo | Lesichovo | Panagyurishte | Pazardzhik | Peshtera | Rakitovo | Septemvri | Strelcha | Velingrad Pazardzhik is a province located in southern Bulgaria and covers 4,458 km². Ranging from 190 to 370 m above sea level, Pazardzhik is home to 319,358 people (1998). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Batak (Bulgarian Батак) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Belovo (Bulgarian Белово) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Bratsigovo (Bulgarian Брацигово) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Kostandovo (in Bulgarian: Костандово) is a small town in the Pazardzhik Province, southern Bulgaria. ... Lesichovo (Bulgarian: ) is a village in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. ... Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: , also spelled as Pazardjik or Pazarjik) is a town situated along the banks of the Maritsa river in Bulgaria. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Rakitovo (Ракитово in Bulgarian)is a town in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. ... Septemvri (Bulgarian: , lit. ... Strelcha (Bulgarian: ) is a small Bulgarian town with a population of 4,858 as of September 2005. ... Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. ...

Coordinates: 42°30′N, 24°11′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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