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BREZNIK (Bulgarian : Брезник) is a town in western Bulgaria
Bulgaria
, 50 km away from Sofia
Sofia
. It is located in Pernik Province and is close to the towns of Bankya and Pernik
Pernik
. It has 4,500 inhabitants. Villages in the municipality include Dushintsi and Velkovtsi .

HISTORY

Breznik
Breznik
was first mentioned in the 11th-century Story of Isaiah and Bulgarian Apocryphal Chronicle as БР(Ѣ)ЗНИКЪ; it was already a city by then. The town was mentioned throughout the 15th-19th centuries, attesting its continuous existence. Its name is derived from the Bulgarian word breznik, referring to a birch forest, from the word for birch , бреза (breza). It is cognate to the Czech placename Březník .

HONOUR

Breznik Heights on Greenwich Island
Greenwich Island
in the South Shetland Islands , Antarctica
Antarctica
is named after Breznik.

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Street *

Church *

Museum

REFERENCES

* ^ Чолева-Димитрова, Анна М. (2002). Селищни имена от Югозападна България: Изследване. Речник (in Bulgarian). София: Пенсофт. p. 102. ISBN 954-642-168-5 . OCLC
OCLC
57603720 .

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NOTES

* city status after the census of 01.02.2011: Ignatievo, Kran

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Municipalities of Pernik Province

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