Sunset in Yakoruda
Location of Yakoruda
|• Mayor||Nuredin Kafelov|
|Elevation||888 m (2,913 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Yakoruda (Bulgarian: Якоруда) is a Bulgarian town located in the southwestern part of the country. A part of the Blagoevgrad Province, it is the seat of Yakuroda Municipality which is the north-easternmost in the province. The town lies in the Rhodope Mountains, along the Mesta River, 26 km west of the town of Velingrad. Yakoruda was proclaimed a town on 9 September 1964, having previously been officially classified as a village.
Notable natives are Survivor BG season one runner-up Ahmed Shuganov and Minister of Labour and Social Policy Emiliya Maslarova.
Entrance road to Yakoruda from Yundola
View of Yakoruda central parts
Yakoruda Lukoil gas station at the exit road to Yundola