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Subject: Pazardzhik Province, List of cities and towns in Bulgaria, Jagodina, List of postal codes in Bulgaria, Cities of Bulgaria
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Coat of arms of Rakitovo
Coat of arms
Rakitovo is located in Bulgaria
Location of Rakitovo
Country Bulgaria
 • Mayor Angel Govedarski
Elevation 814 m (2,671 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 8 569
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 4640
Area code(s) 03542

Rakitovo (Bulgarian: Ракитово) is a town in the Pazardzhik Province, Bulgaria. As of 2005 the population is 8 952. It is located in the northern part of the Rhodopi mountains at 12 km to the east of Velingrad and 7 km to the southwest of the Batak Dam. There is timber industry in the town. People from the region grow crops, lavender, potatoes and barley.

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Rakitovo is twinned with:

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