St John the Precursor Church
Coat of arms
Location of Bratsigovo
|• Mayor||Nadezhda Kazakova|
|Elevation||599 m (1,965 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
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.
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.
In 1950 Bratsigovo had a population of 3,364. (Source=Columbia-Lippincott Gazetteer)
Web page: http://www.bratsigovo.bg/
The town is developing as a balneological center, too. There is a cold mineral water spring (18-26 C) with the flow rate of 120 liters per minute at the distance of 500 metres west of it. There is a balneo-sanatorium built up here. The mineral water treats some skin diseases, the nervous system, kidney related diseases and others. There is a nice park and a country-houses zone around it.