Kiten, Burgas Province

Summary

Kiten
Kiten is located in Bulgaria
Kiten
Kiten
Location of Kiten, Burgas Province
Coordinates: 42°14′6″N 27°46′30″E / 42.23500°N 27.77500°E / 42.23500; 27.77500Coordinates: 42°14′6″N 27°46′30″E / 42.23500°N 27.77500°E / 42.23500; 27.77500
CountryBulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Burgas
Government
 • MayorNikolay Markov
Area
 • Total17.003 km2 (6.565 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (13.09.2005)
 • Total1,131
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
8183
IDD:area code+359 (0)550
Climate typeCfa humid subtropical climate

Kiten (Bulgarian: Китен, meaning "lovely, pretty") is a seaside resort town on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, part of Burgas Province. It is situated on the small Urdoviza peninsula, near the mouth of the Kiten River, and has two beaches: Atliman and Urdoviza.

Until the Balkan Wars in 1912–1913, there was only an unmanned pier used to export wood and charcoal on the site. Kiten was founded in 1931 by 30 families of Bulgarian refugees from Eastern Thrace who resettled there from the newly founded refugee village of Fazanovo. However, the area has roots from antiquity, as amphoras from the 6th century BCE were found on the south beach (Urdoviza). Kiten was declared a national resort in 1962, and since 1981 it had been administratively a quarter of nearby Primorsko. On 17 June 2005 the former village was proclaimed a separate town in order to more effectively cope with the growing number of tourists, primarily from Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia, Russia and Germany.[1]

Atliman beach

Honour

Kiten Point on Graham Land in Antarctica is named after the town.

References

  1. ^ BOURGAS, the City on the Black Sea Coast
  • Rajčevski, Stojan (2001). "Kiten". Krajbrežna Strandža: Toponimi i hidronimi. Sofia: Universitetsko izdatelstvo "Sv. Kliment Ohridski". pp. 34–35. ISBN 954-07-1541-5.

External links

  • Kiten town council
  • Web portal of Kiten