Nevestino (Bulgarian: Невестино, pronounced [nɛˈvɛstino]) is a village in southwestern Bulgaria, part of Kyustendil Province. It is the administrative centre of Nevestino municipality, which lies in the central part of Kyustendil Province.
|Coordinates: 42°15′N 22°51′E / 42.250°N 22.850°E|
|• Mayor||Dimitar Stamenkov|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
The village lies 13 kilometres from the provincial capital of Kyustendil, on both banks of the Struma River and near the Kyustendil-Dupnitsa and Kyustendil-Boboshevo-Blagoevgrad roads. Nevestino was first mentioned in 1576 under the name Gospozhino pole (Госпожино поле, "lady's field"); a parallel Ottoman Turkish name was Köprü ("[the] bridge"), referring to the famous bridge Kadin most in the village, which has existed since 1470. Nevestino's name roughly means "the bride's [place, field]", from the word nevesta (невеста), "bride", attested in Old Bulgarian НЄВѢСТА.
Nevestino municipality has an area of 442 square kilometres and a population of around 3000 people. It includes the following 23 villages:
Nevestino Cove in Robert Island, South Shetland Islands is named after Nevestino.
- ^ Чолева-Димитрова, Анна М. (2002). Селищни имена от Югозападна България: Изследване. Речник (in Bulgarian). София: Пенсофт. p. 149. ISBN 954-642-168-5. OCLC 57603720.
- ^ "Nevestino municipality - population". www.obstinanevestino.kncity.info. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
- Nevestino municipality website (in Bulgarian)