Rakita is village in North Bulgaria. It is situated in Cherven bryag municipality, Pleven region.
In Bulgaria there is one other settlement situated in Slivnitsa municipality, Sofia region.
It is 18 km southeast of the town of Cherven bryag and 43 km southwest of the town of Pleven. The neighboring villages of Radomirtsi and Sadovets are 7 km southwest and 9 km northeast. The capital Sofia is 118 km away in southwest direction.
It is located in the Danubian Plain and its altitude is about 700 m. The climate is temperate but the seasons are cycling - warmer winters are followed by severe ones, the cool summer with lots of rain are followed by dry and hot ones. The fertile soil and favorable climate are prerequisites for the cultivation of all kinds of crops, vegetables, vineyards and fruit trees.
The permanent population is about 925 people.
The village is well maintained - the main streets are asphalted and with lighting. There are constructed electricity and water systems. The mobile operators have coverage. Bus transportation connects it to the other settlements.
Here are functioning town hall and in its building are located library, kindergarten, primary school, church, stores and restaurant. One GP takes care for the people in the village. The nearest hospital works in the town of Cherven bryag.
In Rakita there is monument of the fallen during the wars.
Interesting natural objects in proximity are Sedlarkata cave and rock bridge in Ezeroto area. The route to it is easy and it is accessible year round.
The ares offers opportunities for hunting and in the village is hunting party.
The rivers Iskar and Vit offer great opportunities for water tourism, fishing, sun bathing, different kinds of relaxation in the nature. Iskar river south of the town of Cherven bryag still flows into canyon which is not as picturesque as the Iskae gorge but still is attractive touristic objects.