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Location of Razhevo

Coordinates: 42°22′N 24°48′E / 42.367°N 24.800°E / 42.367; 24.800Coordinates: 42°22′N 24°48′E / 42.367°N 24.800°E / 42.367; 24.800




 • Mayor
Velichka Vasileva

198 m (650 ft)

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River in Razhevo

Razhevo or sometimes Ruzhevo (ˈr̩ɤ̞ʒɛvɔ(Bulgarian  Ръжево (help·info), up to 1945 spelled Рѫжево, meaning Rye village) is a village in central Bulgaria, part of Kaloyanovo Municipality, Plovdiv Province.

The worn entry sign at Razhevo.


1 Geography
2 Transportation
3 History

3.1 Etymology of the Name
3.2 In Antiquity and the Middle Ages
3.3 In the Ottoman Empire
3.4 In Eastern Rumelia and Bulgaria

4 References

The village is located 30 km north of Plovdiv and is 30 km south of Karlovo. It is on the left, depressed bank of the river Stryama, the left tributary of the Maritsa river. It is in the center of one of the flattest places in Bulgaria and in cloudy weather the Thracian plain can be seen in all directions, except for the blockage of an occasional hill. When it is sunny, Sredna Gora and Stara Planina can be seen further back.
The climate in the region is humid continental, the winter is mild, and the summer dry and hot, as the temperatures often pass 40 °C (105.8 °F). The plain on which the village was built is alluvial. Near the village