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Pravets ( , also transliterated as Pravetz or Pravec) is a town in central western Bulgariamarker, located approximately 60 km from the capital Sofiamarker.

Pravets has a population of 4,512 people. Mountains surround it, which allows for a mild climate with rare winds. In the outskirts there is a small lake used for fishing and recreation. Most Bulgarians associate the town with its (now closed) computer manufacturing plant and with the birthplace of Bulgaria's last communist president, Todor Zhivkov.The first microprocessor factory in Bulgaria was situated in Pravets. These computers, which were also the first in Bulgaria, were named Pravets-82 and had yellow and black keyboard.

Today, the town is famous for its City University campus and two prestigious high schools. The first one is a language high school by the name of Aleko Konstantinov (see link to the school's website below). It prepares many students who continue their undergraduate education in Bulgaria, USA, Germany, and France. The second high school is one of two technical schools, which prepares students for the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. It allows for direct admission to the University to its top students. The Bulgarian branch of City University of Seattle (based in Bellevue, Washingtonmarker, U.S.marker) is located in Pravets, where it offers an accredited BSBA degree to Bulgarian students.During the school year, the town is filled with students from different towns and cities, which contributes to the energetic atmosphere of Pravets.

Pravets is still one of the few cities of Bulgaria which are presented with high quality satellite images on the popular Google Earth program. On the image below the whole town is shown.

Pravets is popular also as forthcoming Country&Golf area with its nice areas and villages - Shumnenemarker, Ravnishte, Dragoitsa etc.

"Pravetz" is also a surname.

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