- Rose Valley, Bulgaria
The Rose Valley ( _bg. Розова долина, "Rozova dolina") is a region in
Bulgarialocated just south of the Balkan Mountains, between them and the eastern part of the lower Sredna Gorachain to the south. Geologically, it consists of two river valleys, those of the Stryamato the west and the Tundzhato the east.
The valley is famous for its
rosegrowing industry which have been cultivated here for centuries, and which produces 85% of the world's rose oilFact|date=April 2008. The extracts are used by perfumeries all over the world.The centre of the rose oil industry is Kazanlak, while other towns of importance include Karlovo, Sopot and Kalofer. Each year, festivals are held celebrating roses and rose oil.
The picking season lasts from May to June. During this period, the area gives off a pleasant scent and is covered with multi-coloured flowers. The gathering process, traditionally a woman's task, requires great dexterity and patience. The flowers are carefully cut one by one and laid in willow-baskets which are then sent to the distilleries
Rose Valley Glacieron Livingston Islandin the South Shetland Islands, Antarcticais named after the Rose Valley.
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