GODECH (Bulgarian : Годеч) is a small town located in the Sofia
Province , of
Bulgaria . The town is founded in a valley on the far
Stara Planina , where the
Nishava River passes. The settlement
is about 20 km east of the Serbian border and has its highest peak Kom
(2016 m) to the north.
Godech is officially a town with 4,663
inhabitants (as of 2006). It is the administrative center of the
* 1 History
* 2 Honour
* 3 Economy
* 4 Twin cities
* 5 References
* 6 External links
A number of archaeological finds prove that the
Godech region has
been inhabited since the pre-historical times and since the times of
Thracians and Romans . The evidences dating from the Middle Ages
Bulgarian National Revival are rather meagre. In 1453 Godech
was mentioned for first time in the Ottoman records. There is a still
preserved inscription in St. Nikola church in the village of Tuden and
according to it the church was built in 1400 '"when the Ottomans took
possession of Bulgaria'". About eleven years later another church with
three apses and loopholes was built in the village of Gubesh, located
The town's name is derived from the personal name Godek, a developed
form of Godo or Gode or a shortened form of Godimir. It might also
mean a "suitable, convenient place".
Godech Nunatak on
Livingston Island in the
South Shetland Islands ,
Antarctica is named after Godech.
The town is home to the only factory for light-emitting diodes within
European Union . In operation since February 2011, the facility of
total 10 500m2, worth $12 million and 51%-owned by Bulgarian battery
maker Monbat AD , employs about 140 people.
Another major employer is AQ Magnit AD , a subsidiary of Swedish
company AQ Group, with a 7,000-m2 plant manufacturing transformers ,
inductive components , and cabling for clients such as Bombardier Inc.
Godech is twinned with the following cities: