Journal of the Bulgarian Geographical Society 42: 18-23, doi: 10.3897/jbgs.2020.42.3
Prof. Ivan Batakliev – Builder of the Geographical Sciences in Bulgaria
expand article infoGeorgi Zhelezov
‡ National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Prof. Ivan Batakliev (1891-1973) is one of main persons in the process of foundation and basic development of geographical sciences in Bulgaria. His general scientific works are related with political geography, geopolitics and antropogeography in Bulgaria. He is founder of these scientific subjects and directions in Bulgaria. The work of prof. Batakliev is also connected with important contributions in physical geography, geography of population and settlements, economic geography, methodology of geographical education and regional geography as first landscape regionalization of Bulgaria (1934), first climate regionalization of Bulgaria (1941) and fundamental works for Pazardzhik town and the region of Pazardzhik (1922, 1923, 1969).
political geography, landscape regionalization, climate regionalization