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village of Batsova mahala

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Batsova mahala is a village in North Bulgaria. It is situated in Nikopol municipality, Pleven region

It is 32 km south of the town of Nikopol and 37 km northeast in the regional center Pleven. The neighboring village of Debovo is 15 km northwest, the town of Belene is 39 km northeast. The capital Sofia is 202 southwest. 

It is situated in the Danubian Plain on the shore of the river of Osam and its altitude is between 1 and 49 m. The climate is temperate with big differences in the average temperatures during the seasons. The winter is severe for the lots of snow precipitation and the huge drifts. The summer is dry and hot but the soil is fertile and suitable for farming. 

Bus transportation connects it to the other settlements. The main streets are asphalted and with lighting. There are constructed water and electricity systems. The mobile operators have coverage.

The permanent population is 466 people. 

In the village are functioning town hall, kindergarten, stores and restaurants. GP works in the neighboring village of Debovo, the nearest hospital is in the town of Pleven where you can get specialized medical assistance. The nearest schools are on the territory of Pleven. 

Tourism and landmarks

The village is named after its first man that settled there - grandpa Batso. 

In the town of Nikopol there are many landmarks such "Eliya" drinking fountain, the church "St St Petar and Paul", the Nikopol fortress, "Vassil Levksi museum" etc. 

The most interesting touristic sight on the territory of the Belene municipality is natural park Persina. Its is just 40 km away and encompasses the 19 Belenski islands. It is unique and significant ecologically for here are located three biosphere reserves: 

  • "Persinski marshes" - wet zone with international significance that is inhabited by many colonies of marsh birds. It is breeding sight of the mute swan and unique gathering place in the autumn for the black stork. 
  • "Milka" and "Kitka" encompass the eponymous islands of the archipelago and include preserved floodplain forests from white willow and poplar. Here are nesting pairs of sea eagles very rare species included in the "Red Book of Bulgaria" and in the book "Endangered birds in Europe". 
  • protected area "Kaikusha" - remains of wet zone in the Svishtovsko-Belenskara low land. 

In the town of Pleven you can visit three of the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria - Pleven Epopee 1877, the Regional History museum and the mausoleum-chapel "St George Pobedonosets". Other interesting places in proximity are Kaylaka park and the Wine Museum. 


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