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KALOTINA (Bulgarian : Калотина) is a village in Dragoman Municipality , Sofia Province , in westernmost central Bulgaria
Bulgaria
. As of 2010 it has 270 inhabitants and the mayor is Lidia Bozhilova. The village is located at the border with Serbia
Serbia
, 55 km to the northwest of the capital Sofia
Sofia
, on the main highway and railway between Western Europe and Asia
Asia
. Kalotina
Kalotina
lies at 42°59′N 22°52′E / 42.983°N 22.867°E / 42.983; 22.867 , 282 metres above sea level. Kalotina
Kalotina
is known for the Kalotina-Gradinje border checkpoint , one of Bulgaria's busiest and best-known due to the proximity to Sofia. The Nishava River , a tributary of the South Morava
South Morava
, flows nearby.

The village was first mentioned in 1453 with its present name. In a 1576 source, it was referred to as Kalotine. Kalotina's name is the feminine form of an adjective derived from the personal name Kalota (Калота); it is an ellipse , as no noun is part of the name.

The village has a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox
Bulgarian Orthodox
church dedicated to Saint Nicholas built in the 14th century, during the rule of Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
(as indicated by an inscription in the church). It was richly decorated with murals, although they have been badly preserved. The church donors are thought to have been Deyan and Vladislava from the church in Kučevište , and the church was likely built between 1331 and 1334/7.

REFERENCES

* ^ Чолева-Димитрова, Анна М. (2002). Селищни имена от Югозападна България: Изследване. Речник (in Bulgarian). София: Пенсофт. p. 129. ISBN 954-642-168-5 . OCLC 57603720 . * ^ Николова, Бистра (2002). Православните църкви през Българското средновековие IX–XIV в. (in Bulgarian). София: Академично издателство "Марин Дринов". ISBN 954-430-762-1 .

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Dragoman Municipality

Capital: DRAGOMAN

VILLAGES

* Berende * Berende Izvor * Chekanets * Cheparlyantsi * Chorul * Chukovezer * Dolna Nevlya * Dolno Novo Selo * Dragoil * Dreatin * Gaber * Golemo Malovo * Gorno Selo * Gralska Padina * Kalotina * Kambelevtsi * Krusha * Letnitsa * Lipintsi * Malo Malovo * Nachevo * Nedelishte * Nesla * Novo Bardo * Prekraste * Rayanovtsi * Taban * Tsatsarovtsi * Tsraklevtsi * Vasilovtsi * Vishan * Vladislavtsi * Yalbotina

LANDMARKS

* Dragoman marsh * Church of St Peter, Berende
Church of St Peter, Berende
* Church of St Nicholas, Kalotina
Kalotina

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