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Dospat

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Dospat is located in Bulgaria
Dospat
Location of Dospat
Coordinates: 41°39′N 24°10′E / 41.65°N 24.167°E / 41.65; 24.167Coordinates: 41°39′N 24°10′E / 41.65°N 24.167°E / 41.65; 24.167
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Smolyan
Government
 - Mayor Antim Parjanov
Elevation 1,358 m (4,455 ft)
Population (13.09.2005)
 - Total 2,706
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 4830
Area code(s) 03045, +359-3045

Dospat (Bulgarian: Доспат) is a town in the very south of Bulgaria, part of Smolyan Province and situated in the Rhodope Mountains. It is close to Dospat Dam and is mainly populated by Pomaks (Muslim Bulgarians). The town was probably founded by Despot Alexius Slav in the 12th-13th century, from whose title (despot) its name is very likely derived.

Dospat Dam is the highest dam in Bulgaria by altitude and, with its 22 km² of water area, the second largest in capacity. It is fed by the river Dospat.

Honour

Dospat Peak on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Dospat.

External links

Settlements in Dospat Municipality Emblem of Dospat.png
Barutin | Brashten | Chavdar | Dospat | Kasak | Lyubcha | Tsrancha | Zmeitsa
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