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Sunset in Yakoruda
Sunset in Yakoruda
Yakoruda is located in Bulgaria
Location of Yakoruda
Country Bulgaria
Elevation 888 m (2,913 ft)
Population (15.06.2010)
 • Total 6,299
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 2790
Area code(s) 07442
License plate EH

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.

A plurality of the residents are Muslim Bulgarians (Pomaks), the rest being for the most part Eastern Orthodox.

Notable natives are Survivor BG season one runner-up Ahmed Shuganov and Minister of Labour and Social Policy Emiliya Maslarova.


Yakoruda Glacier on Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Yakoruda.

External links

  • Unofficial website (Bulgarian)
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