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Samokov
Map of Bulgaria, Samokov is indicated
Province
(oblast)
Sofia
Population 30 366 (13.09.2005)
Altitude 960 m
Postal code 2000
Area code 0722
Geographic
coordinates
42° 20' north,
23° 33' east
Time zone EET
(UTC+2; UTC+3 in summer)
Mayor Angel Nikolov

Samokov (Bulgarian: Самоков) is a town in Sofia Province in the southwest of Bulgaria. It is situated in a kettle between the mountains Rila and Vitosha. Image File history File links Samokov_location_in_Bulgaria. ... Since 1999 Bulgaria is divided into 28 oblasts (provinces or regions) that correspond aproximatly to the 28 okrugs that existet before 1987. ... The or meter (see spelling differences) 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... Sofia province shown within Bulgaria Sofia Province is a province (oblast) of Bulgaria. ... Rila Mountain, Bulgaria The Rila is a mountain range in western Bulgaria. ... Vitosha (Bulgarian: Витоша  ) is a mountain massif, on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. ...


Due to the suitable winter sports conditions, Samokov, together with the nearby resort Borovets, is a major tourist centre. A winter sport is a sport commonly played during winter, usually a sport played on snow or ice. ... Borovets in winter Borovets in summer Borovets (Боровец), known as Chamkoriya (Чамкория) until the middle of the 20th century, is a popular Bulgarian mountain resort situated in Sofia Province, on the northern slopes of Rila, at an altitude of 1350 m. ...

A 1892 painting by Nikola Obrazopisov of the Samokov School
A 1892 painting by Nikola Obrazopisov of the Samokov School

In the past, Samokov was a centre of handicrafts and art, with notable figures like Zahari Zograf, Hristo Dimitrov and Nikola Obrazopisov. The town's name is a compound word of "samo" and "kov", respectively meaning "self" and the root of the verb "forge, hammer", and comes from the samokov, a mechanical forge powered by water, since the town of Samokov was a major iron producing centre during the last two hundred years (18th-19th century) of Ottoman rule of Bulgaria. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1576x1224, 297 KB) Description: Title: de: Bauernhochzeit in einem Dorf bei Samokov Technique: de: Öl auf Leinwand Dimensions: de: 68 × 87 cm Country of origin: de: Bulgarien Current location (city): de: Sofia Current location (gallery): de: Staatliche Kunstgalerie Other notes: de... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1576x1224, 297 KB) Description: Title: de: Bauernhochzeit in einem Dorf bei Samokov Technique: de: Öl auf Leinwand Dimensions: de: 68 × 87 cm Country of origin: de: Bulgarien Current location (city): de: Sofia Current location (gallery): de: Staatliche Kunstgalerie Other notes: de... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... One of the mural self-portraits of Zahari Zograf Zahariy Hristovich Dimitrov (Bulgarian: Захарий Христович Димитров), better known as Zahari Zograf (or Zahariy Zograf; Захари(й) Зограф) is arguably the most famous Bulgarian painter of the Bulgarian National Revival, noted for his church mural paintings and icons and often regarded as the founder of secular art... A compound is a word (lexeme) that consists of more than one free morpheme. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Early centuries of Ottoman rule Organisation of Ottoman Bulgaria The Ottomans reorganised the Bulgarian territories as the Beyerlik of Rumili, ruled by a Beylerbey at Sofia. ...


External links

  • Samokov.bg - official municipality website
  • Samokov article at Pictures of Bulgaria
  • Images from Samokov
  • Guide to cities and villages in Samokov municipality


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The village of Dospei (Dospey/ Dospej)is three kilometres south west of Samokov and has a population of 673.Post code Samokov 2012 Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This is a list of cities in Bulgaria with over 20,000 inhabitants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Aytos / Ajtos (Bulgarian: , Greek/Thracian: Αετός) is a town located in the eastern part of Bulgaria, belonging to the administrative boundaries of Burgas Province. ... Asenovgrad (Bulgarian Асеновград) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... The centre of the town Houses in Varosha, the old quarter of Blagoevgrad Blagoevgrad (Bulgarian: Благоевград, formerly Горна Джумая, Gorna Dzhumaya) is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, situated in Blagoevgrad Province, with a population of about 76,000. ... all my regards and wishes to Angela Marinova from Alexandarsy@yahoo. ... 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Montana (Монтана) is a city in northwestern Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Montana Province. ... Nova Zagora (Bulgarian: ) is a town with a population of approximately 26,000 people in the city, and approximately 48,000 in the entire municipality (which includes 33 surrounding villages). ... 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. ... Overview of the city Pernik (Bulgarian: ) is a city in western Bulgaria with a population of 91,883 as of 2006. ... Petrich is a small town in the Blagoevgrad district in Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Belasitza. ... Pleven (Bulgarian: Плевен , known as Plevna in English in some historical documents) is the seventh most populated town in Bulgaria. ... Plovdiv (Bulgarian: ) is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia, with a population of 341,873([1]). 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