Baldevo

Baldevo is a village in Garmen Municipality, in Blagoevgrad Province, Bulgaria.[2] It is situated in the western Rhodope Mountains in the valley of the Mesta river 5.5 kilometers northwest of Garmen and 70 kilometers southeast of Blagoevgrad.

Baldevo

Балдево
Village
Baldevo is located in Bulgaria
Baldevo
Baldevo
Coordinates: 41°38′N 23°46′E / 41.633°N 23.767°E / 41.633; 23.767
Country Bulgaria
ProvinceBlagoevgrad Province
MunicipalityGarmen
Government
 • Suffragan MayorIliana Gyurneva
Elevation
598 m (1,962 ft)
Population
 (15-12-2011 [1])
 • Total192
 GRAO
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
2948
Area code(s)07523
Websitehttps://web.archive.org/web/20120315162753/http://baldevo.selo.bg/ in Bulgarian

The village has been inhabited by the Thracian people and remains of their presence have been found near the village. The church "St Dimitar (Demetrios)" was built in 1882. In April 1903 58 militants and many local people have died in a battle against Ottoman troops and the village was burnt down.

Nowadays Baldevo is a small village. There is a closed lignite coal mine "Kanina" in the village. Tobacco and vine growing are the most important sources of income for the people. There is no school or local health care workers in the village.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Guide Bulgaria Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine, Accessed May 5, 2010