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Sinitevo (Bulgarian: Синитево) is a village in Pazardzhik Municipality, Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria.[1] As of 2005 the population was 2160. It is located at an altitude of 200 metres (660 ft) in a fertile agricultural region near the Maritsa river.[2] The main products grown in the area include wheat, maize, peppers, while the most spread domestic animal is the sheep.

Sinitevo

Синитево

The village is mentioned in Ottoman documents from 1576, 1607, 1696. There is a kindergarten, school, chitalishte and a church "Sv. Georgi" from 1884. Many Roman artifacts are found in the vicinity of the village, including marble statues and a bust of a Roman Emperor. There are ruins of Roman fortress erected by Justinian and the important Thracian settlement Bessapara, the Βεσούπαρον of Procopius.[3][4]

HonoursEdit

Sinitevo Gap in Graham Land, Antarctica is named after the village.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Saul Bernard Cohen (2008). The Columbia Gazetteer of the World: P to Z. Columbia University Press. p. 3590. ISBN 978-0-231-14554-1.
  2. ^ Revue archéologique (in French). Ernest Leroux. 1926. p. 140.
  3. ^ Български туристически страници КРАС. КРАС ПЛЮИС ООД. 2002. ... Bessapara – remains of a Thracian settlement and a Roman fortress – near the village of Sinitevo ...
  4. ^ Antiquité vivante. 46-47. Društvo za antički studii na SRM, Seminar na klasična filologija, Filosofski fakultet. 1997. p. 202. ... miles west of Philippopolis; along the Diagonal Route and 15 miles eastward, near the village of Sinitevo was the Roman road station (mansio) Bessapara – a name preserved or introduced by the Romans after their victory over the Bessi.

Coordinates: 42°09′N 24°22′E / 42.150°N 24.367°E / 42.150; 24.367