KALOTINA (Bulgarian : Калотина) is a village in Dragoman
Sofia Province , in westernmost central
Bulgaria . As
of 2010 it has 270 inhabitants and the mayor is Lidia Bozhilova. The
village is located at the border with
Serbia , 55 km to the northwest
of the capital
Sofia , on the main highway and railway between Western
Kalotina lies at 42°59′N 22°52′E /
42.983°N 22.867°E / 42.983; 22.867 , 282 metres above sea
Kalotina is known for the Kalotina-Gradinje border checkpoint ,
one of Bulgaria's busiest and best-known due to the proximity to
Nishava River , a tributary of the
South Morava , flows
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 church dedicated to
Saint Nicholas built in the 14th century, during the rule of Ivan
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.
* ^ 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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