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village of Batuliya

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Batuliya is a village in West Bulgaria. It is situated in Svoge municipality, Sofia region.

The village is 12 km south of the town of Svoge and about 24 km north of Sofia.

It is located in mountain area in Murgash part of the west Stara planina mountain. Near the village passes Batuliya river. The altitude of the village is 810 m.

The climate is temperate with cold winter, coll summer and early fall. The climate conditions and the mountain terrain in the municipality allow beekeeping, collecting of herbs, raspberries and mushrooms.

The permanent population is 118 people.

The nearest schools and medical centers are located in the municipality Svoge. In the village is functioning community center "Hristo Botev".

In Svoge is located the famous factory for chocolates and sweets Kraft Jacobs Sushard that has become the symbol of the town. There is also functioning the factory for cartons and cardboard products "Grafobal Bulgaria" Ltd.

Tourism and landmarks

The village of Batuliya is named after the chieftains Batul and Iliya.

Tourists can visit the Batuliya monastery which is situated on a hill above the village in the forest on the road to Bukovets village (10 km).

The Batuliya river is a nice place for relaxation in the summer.

In the village there is Memorial of the partisans who died during the Batuliya battle and were part of the battalion "Hristo Botev". There are written some interesting historical facts on it.

In the municipality there are numerous natural landmarks which should be seen - Lakatnishki rocks (Lakatnik village) and the Temnata dupka cave at their foot, Skaklya waterfall and Elata cave near Bov village, Sedemte prestola monastery (Eliseina), the Iskrets monastery as well as a couple of cottages in the area of Proboinitsa, Trustenaya, Dobarchin etc. The nature around Svoge is known for the diversity of its forests and beautiful meadows.

Sources: www.bg.wikipedia.org
Photos: http://www.panoramio.com

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