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*[[Ilia Beshirov]] (1936-2007), Sculptor and Painter, was born in Rogozen.
*[[Ilia Beshirov]] (1936-2007), Sculptor and Painter, was born in Rogozen.
*[[Jordan Ganchovski]] (1953-Present), Writer, Poet, Literary Critic and Playwright, was born in Rogozen.
*[[Jordan Ganchovski]] (1953-Present), Writer, Poet, Literary Critic and Playwright, was born in Rogozen.
*[[Natalie de Clare, 4th Countess of Markland, DGK|Natalie de Clare]] (1975-Present), Sociologist, Criminologist, Medicolegal Death Investigator, and Eastern European High Noble Woman has an estate in Rogozen
*[[Dame Isabella Krivulka, DMOSA|Isabella Krivulka]] (1979-Present), Painter, Writer, Microbiologist and an Eastern European Female Knight lives at an estate in Rogozen

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Location of RogozenCoordinates:43.518333,23.698056
Location of Rogozen
MultiplicityHayredin Municipality
 • TypeMayoralty
 • MayorIvan Besirovski
 • Land1,008.07 ha (2,491.00 acres)
125 m (410 ft)
(31 December 2013)
 • Total1,111
Time zoneUTC+2 (Eastern European Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (Eastern European Time)
Area code(s)09131
ISO 3166 codeBUL; bg

The village of Rogozen (Bulgarian: Рогозен) is located in North-West Bulgaria in the Vratsa Province and is included in Hayredin Municipality It is situated 16.97 Kilometers southeast of the municipal center village of Hayredin. Neighboring villages are Malorad, Barzina and Sirakovo. Along the village passes river of Barzina and at distance of 1km in west direction is situated Rogozen dam, suitable for recreation and fishing.

History of Rogozen

Government Building in Rogozen Bulgaria.
The Village of Rogozen in the summertime.
The captivating Rogozen 1 Dam in 2018 near the Village of Rogozen.
The Rogozen Treasure discovered in 1985

The origin of the name Rogozen comes from the role played by the ancient settlement. According to the author of this hypothesis, the horn - this is the place to swear the soldiers. Rogus - means a pit, a grave. The suffix "en" is meaning "here". The morpheme only changes its second letter "o" to "e". Rogo, rogiece becomes Regius - in a royal palace, royal residence, royal tent in a camp, courtyard, royal family. In the Romani language, Rogia means a canal for irrigation of crops, and a raggo - puddle, autodafage / public burning. The suffix "zen" means a bow, a basket, a swing.

According to the author of the hypothesis, military festivities were held here in front of the big boats in the presence of the king. Priests have sworn the soldiers. The royal tent (tent) was in the middle of the military camp. Here were the personal royal guard and the courtiers. At such celebrations the vessels are used by the king, the priests and the courtiers. In one of these tents, adjacent to the priests, it may have been hidden, found in the Rogozen treasure. An unexpected attack has probably interrupted the celebration. But it was the settlement in which the soldiers' rocks were regularly held, Rogozen, who united all the meanings of the above-mentioned ancient toponymy. This hypothesis appears shortly after the discovery of the treasure in the village, and could hardly be considered to be a decency.

In 1943, archaeologist Vassil Mikov, born in Byala Slatina, concluded that this is a local settlement, which originates from the Old Bulgarian "rogos", which is identical to the hawthorn, the reed, the reed. In 1960 Konstantin Popov, professor of Bulgarian language at the Secondary School of Applied Sciences, accepting the thesis of Vassil Mikov, confirms that the village is named after the Old Bulgarian "rogos" - the reed, the reed, given its location and the abundant water that is creating blatant and marshalling places with a reed. The name is old and should be linked to the original Rogozno form, not to Rogozna, as in Kanits. Probably, when Kanits passed through Rogoz's territory, he heard the name of the Turks who called the village of Raguzna, and not Rogozche, as the local legend says, according to which there were impassable forests in the past, many game and horns. Such names (Rogoz) are found in many places in the ancient Slavs. According to Nameransky, the name starts from the inhabited form of "rugged" meaning inhabitants living in the Rogoz locality. The name of people who knit mats is "robots", not a roar. Gradually, the name of the settlement became a settlement, then shortened to the roughed, the name of this first form reflecting the Turkish record of Raguzna from 1666, and after its emphasis moved to the first syllable, it began to be called Rogozen. The old word Rogozjane is kept in the dyed derivatives, the roughed, the roughening, the rogozian. This etymology could be considered the most credible.


The terrain is hilly and the altitude of the village varies from 80 to 170 meters. Climate is moderate continental with cold winters and hot summers. The village has electricity, water and mobile coverage. The transport network is excellent - bus lines connect Rogozen with Lom /60 km northwest/, Hayredin, Oryahovo /37 km northeast/, Byala Slatina /23 km southeast/, Vratsa and Sofia. Rogozen is big and well developed village with a population of around 1070 people. There are a post office, a church, a library, a secondary school, a kindergarten, a cinema, a youth club, a pensioner's club, also several grocery stores and restaurants, a playground, a small park and two fountains with spring water. The village has a general practitioner. Specialized assistance can be obtained from any of the medical centers in Vratsa.

Rogozen Dam

There are two dams near the village of Rogozen. Rogozen Dam was built and put into operation in 1960 on the Maloradsko - Rogozyanska River in the region of Batlan. Its capacity is 22,400 cubic meters of water, with a flood area of ​​442,000 square meters. The capacity of the irrigation dam is 1,437 acres. It is an attractive place for fishermen and lovers of water scenery.


In the third Sunday of June is held Rogozen traditional festival. The area of ​​the village is very picturesque. Burzina river passes by and a kilometer west is Rogozen dam lake which is suitable for recreation and fishing. The name of the village became very popular when in Rogozen was found the largest Thracian treasure in Bulgaria - famous as Rogozen treasure.

Rogozen Fountains

There are several fountains in the village of Rogozen. The village fountain was built in its present form, under the rule of Slavko Torbov in 1935, under the immediate technical guidance of Velko Kosashki. She has played and still plays a significant role in the bullshit. The water runs out of six spouts with a total flow of about 100 liters per minute. The fountain of Geirzov was made in 1934 by Georgi Tsvyatkov Gerizovsky and Stoyan Nikolov Nichovski, with the help of the municipality. As a master of the memorial, the name of Botev is read. The tap rate is about 36 liters per minute. The water flows out of the central hull through two spouts. There is the opinion in the village that the water of this fountain is the best. The group of rural fountains includes the Gypsy, which is near the court of Peter Dutsov. As former mayors of the village, the Ducov family have a certain merit in improving the appearance of this fountain, which, unfortunately, is of negligible flow and non-existent importance for the water supply of the village.

The abundance of water is characterized by the fountain of the village. This water source has played a significant role in the lives of all siblings, including those who lived in past historical times. In order to use the water of the water source for the needs of the former pigs complex, the old fountain was destroyed. It is now restored, similar to the hut of the village fountain by Hristo Valyovski. But as any imitation, the current hull of the village's fountain is less impressive than the hut of the village fountain. What is important here is that the fountain still exists and its refreshing water is still in the service of the people. With a relatively good water catchment, the water is poured into the 11-spout pan with an approximate total flow rate of more than 100 liters per minute. Another notable fountain in the land is that of a Turkish Well. In the thirties of the 20th century it was built in the form in which it now exists by representatives of the Kjukovtsi and Duhlyovtsi families. Not far from the fountain there was a vestige in which Spasovden was served by the old priest Iliya Damianov with a sacrifice / sacrifice /. The lamb or ram are provided by specified families. There were a significant number of people in the village.

Rogozen Treasure

This treasure was discovered accidentally in the autumn of 1985 in Rogozen village, Vratsa region. The overall number of the vessels amounted to 165 (1 golden and 164 silver vessles), something unobserved to this day. It turned out that the treasure was weighing 20 kg (108 shallow dishes - vials, 54 decanters and 3 ordinary cups). It became clear the find could be attributed to the ancient Thracian period (the middle of 4th c. BC) and it belonged to some local Thracian nobles. The vessels have been collected for a long time and represented a family treasure, handed down from generation to generation. They must have been buried into the ground at the time of dangers. Such dangers appeared during the time of the marches of the Macedonian kings Philip II (359-336 BC) and Alexander the Great (336-323 BC). The great value of the vessels is not in the precious metals but in their unique decorations. In them we can see various motifs – elements of plants, animals, mythological scenes, images of Thracian Great Goddess. On several of the vessels there are inscriptions containing Thracian personal names and settlements. This is the reason why the Rogozen Treasure is of exceptional importance as a monument of Thracian history and culture. Its artistic and technical knowledge has left a lasting and deep trace in the applied crafts. This treasure still remains a unique monument of ancient art in our lands. It can be seen in Vratsa History Museum.


  • Mladen Georgiev Kaleev (1915-1952), Famous Border Guard titled "Hero of Border Troops" was born in Rogozen.
  • Lubomir Pavlov (1931-Present), Bulgarian Politiican and Professor was born in Rogozen.
  • Ilia Beshirov (1936-2007), Sculptor and Painter, was born in Rogozen.
  • Jordan Ganchovski (1953-Present), Writer, Poet, Literary Critic and Playwright, was born in Rogozen.


  • Fol, A., Nikolov, B., & Hoddinott, R. F. (1986). The New Thracian Treasure from Rogozen, Bulgaria. Brit. Museum Publications.
  • Vickers, M. (1989). Panagyurishte, Dalboki, Loukovit, and Rogozen: Questions of Metrology and Status. In The Rogozen Treasure. Papers of the Anglo-Bulgarian Conference (pp. 29-47).