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Encyclopedia > Pazardzhik Province
Pazardzhik Province
Област Пазарджик
Map of Bulgaria, Pazardzhik Province is indicated
Capital Pazardzhik
Population 319,358
Area 4,459 km²
Population density 68 persons/km²
Municipalities 11
License plate province code PA
Time zone EET
(UTC+2; UTC+3 in summer)
Governor Angel Cholakov

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 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: ,also spelled as Pazardjik) is a town situated along the banks of the Maritsa river in Bulgaria. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A Bulgarian license plate from the city of Sofia A Dobrich Province license plate The standard Bulgarian license plates consist of a blue vertical strip (the European strip) on the left side of the plate containing the flag of Bulgaria and the country code of Bulgaria (BG), always followed on... 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... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ...


The province is abundant with BOOOOOZY, its main waterway is the river Maritsa and its catchment basin includes the Topolnitsa River and Luda Yana River. The Maritsa or Evros (Bulgarian: Марица, Greek: Εβρος, Romanized as Hebrus, Turkish: Meriç) river is ca . ... For the term related to television programmes, see watershed (television). ... The Topolnitsa (Bulgarian: ) is a river in southern Bulgaria, an important tributary of the Maritsa. ... The Luda Yana (Bulgarian: , Crazy Yana) is a 74 km-long river in southern Bulgaria, a northern tributary of the Maritsa River. ...

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Economy

A church in Batak.
A church in Batak.

The backbone of the economy in the region is industry. The "Batashki Vodnosilov Pat" is an important hydrocomlex consisting of three hydro power plants- "Batak", "Peshtera" and "Aleko" with combined capacity of around 250 MW. Copper extracting industry is of national and European importance with major mines located around Panagyurishte (Asarel and Medet), Elshitsa, Tsar Asen and Mina Radka. Machine building industry is developed in Pazardzhik (lead acid batteries), Panagyurishte (optical), Velingrad. There is flourishing pharmaceutical industry in Peshtera with more than 1 000 employees in the plant. Paper industry is developped in Belovo. Timber industry is very important in the southern part of the region (the Rhodopes)- Batak, Peshtera, Rakitovo and Velingrad. The manufacturing of textiles in well developped in Pazardzhik, Panagyurishte and Velingrad. There is a huge footware plant in Peshtera. Food processing industry is developed in most of the towns. Agriculture is also important, especially in the fertile central parts of the region. The most important crops are orchards (apples, plums and strawberries), grapes, wheat, barley, rye and rice. Livestock breeding is relatively well developed in the mountainous areas. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1826x1216, 1551 KB) Batak, Bulgaria - the church; 1826x1216px, taken June 2006, author Kett 12:59, 1 July 2006 (UTC) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rhodope Mountains... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1826x1216, 1551 KB) Batak, Bulgaria - the church; 1826x1216px, taken June 2006, author Kett 12:59, 1 July 2006 (UTC) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rhodope Mountains... Elshitsa (Bulgarian: Елшица) is a village in the Panagyurishte municipality, western Bulgaria with 970 inhabitants. ... Tsar Asen (Bulgarian: Цар Асен) is a village in the Pazardzhik Province, southern Bulgaria. ... Mina Radka is a copper mine located at 5km to the south of the Svoboda village in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. ... Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: ,also spelled as Pazardjik) is a town situated along the banks of the Maritsa river in Bulgaria. ... Panagyurishte is a town in Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. ... Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Belovo (Bulgarian Белово) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Batak (Bulgarian Батак) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Rakitovo (Ракитово in Bulgarian)is a town in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. ... Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. ... Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: ,also spelled as Pazardjik) is a town situated along the banks of the Maritsa river in Bulgaria. ... Panagyurishte is a town in Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. ... Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Tourism

The rudd is one of the most common fish to the found in the dams
The rudd is one of the most common fish to the found in the dams

The province has considerable opportunities to develop mountain and rural tourism, especially in the southern parts where the Rhodope mountains are located. The area is covered with dense coniferous and deciduous forests, dotted with numerous artificial lakes. The largest one is the Batak Dam, on whose shores are built two resorts: Tsigov Chark and Sv Konstantin as well as many villas and shrines. Fish is abundant in the dams, including carps, rudds, barbels, perchpikes and many others; the mountain streams are rich in trout. There are spa resorts in Velingrad, Strelcha, Banya, Varvara. The most famous landmarks are located in Panagyurishte, Pazardzhik, Batak, Velingrad. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In Greek mythology, Queen Rhodope of Thrace was the wife of Haemus. ... The Batak (Bulgarian : Батак) dam lake is placed in the Rhodopes mountains and is the third biggest in Bulgaria. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Scardinius erythrophthalmus (Linneaus, 1758) The Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) is a small fish, a widespread member of the family Cyprinidae. ... This koi carp has two pairs of barbels, the second pair being quite small. ... Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss Biwa trout, Oncorhynchus masou subsp Trout is the common name given to a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the salmon family, Salmonidae. ... Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. ... Strelcha (Bulgarian: ) is a small Bulgarian town with a population of 4,858 as of September 2005. ... Banya refers to. ... Varvara is a very small village on the Black Sea coast of Burgas, Bulgaria, between the towns of Tsarevo and Ahtopol, near the border with Turkey. ... Panagyurishte is a town in Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. ... Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: ,also spelled as Pazardjik) is a town situated along the banks of the Maritsa river in Bulgaria. ... Batak (Bulgarian Батак) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. ...


Impresive ruins of an ancient basilica rise in the hilly country, close to the town of Belovo. Numerous ruined fortresses are scattered around the province, the most famous of these are Tsepina, and the ramparts near Bata and Strelcha. Belovo (Bulgarian Белово) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Strelcha (Bulgarian: ) is a small Bulgarian town with a population of 4,858 as of September 2005. ...


Transportation and communications

The road network is not dense. The Trakiya motorway runs through the middle of the region. The main railway between Sofia and Plovdiv also runs through it. There are two other railways: to Panagyurishte and to Peshtera. There are several military airports. As everywhere in Bulgaria, every town and village in the region is provided with electricity, drinking water and telephone network. Each town and some villages are provided with Internet connection, and the cellular phone coverage is almost 100%, as most people own GSMs. Trakiya morotway near the town of Vakarel The Trakiya motorway (автомагистрала „Тракия“) or Thrace motorway, designated A1, is a motorway currently in construction in Bulgaria. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... 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 (ot Northern) Thrace, famous for its... Panagyurishte is a town in Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Major towns

Batak Dam
Batak Dam

Its principle city is Pazardzhik, while other towns include Peshtera, Velingrad, Panagyurishte, Strelcha, Septemvri, Rakitovo and Bratsigovo. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: ,also spelled as Pazardjik) is a town situated along the banks of the Maritsa river in Bulgaria. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. ... Panagyurishte is a town in Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. ... Strelcha (Bulgarian: ) is a small Bulgarian town with a population of 4,858 as of September 2005. ... Septemvri (Bulgarian: , lit. ... Rakitovo (Ракитово in Bulgarian)is a town in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. ... Bratsigovo (Bulgarian Брацигово) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ...


Towns in the Pazardzhik Province by population :

Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: ,also spelled as Pazardjik) is a town situated along the banks of the Maritsa river in Bulgaria. ... Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. ... Panagyurishte is a town in Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Septemvri (Bulgarian: , lit. ... Rakitovo (Ракитово in Bulgarian)is a town in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. ... Bratsigovo (Bulgarian Брацигово) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Strelcha (Bulgarian: ) is a small Bulgarian town with a population of 4,858 as of September 2005. ... Kostandovo (in Bulgarian: Костандово) is a small town in the Pazardzhik Province, southern Bulgaria. ... Belovo (Bulgarian Белово) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Batak (Bulgarian Батак) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Sarnitsa (Bulgarian: Сърница) is a small town in the Pazardzhik Province, southern Bulgaria. ... Vetren (Bulgarian: Ветрен) is a small town in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. ...

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