Bratsigovo, Bulgaria

Bratsigovo (Bulgarian: Брацигово) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. It is located in the foothills of the Rhodope Mountains, on the banks of the Umishka River in Pazardzhik oblast, and is close to the towns of Peshtera and Krichim.


Bratsigovo Hills on Trinity Peninsula in Antarctica are named after the town.

Archeological evidence has shown that the area was inhabited by Thracians and later Slavs.Historical records show the township was established at some point in the 16th-17th century, built over the ruins of an earlier settlement. The founders of the new town were Bulgarian emigrants from the western part of Aegean Macedonia, from the vicinity of Kostur The population of Bratsigovo took an active part in the April Uprising of 1876.

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