Bezden is a village in western Bulgaria. It is located in the municipality Kostinbrod, Sofia region.
Situated 15 km northwest of Kostinbrod, 33 km in the same direction from Sofia, 10 km southwest of the town Slivnitsa, 7 km from the town of Dragoman and 34 km southeast of Kalotina border checkpoint.
The population is about 209 inhabitants.
The terrain is flat and hilly, the average altitude is 700 m.
The climate is temperate. Summers are hot and winters cold. There is little precipitation.
Bezden is landscaped and with well-developed infrastructure. There are water supply, electricity and communications networks.
On the territory is working library Ivan Vazov and hospice Bezden. Nearest schools and health facilities are in the municipal center - Kostinbrod.
There is regular bus transport to Sofia. Nearby passes the international road E-80, from Belgrade via Sofia to Istanbul.
The village is built up with new houses. Because of its proximity to Sofia and beautiful scenery is chosen by more and more people purchasing properties for permanent living and recreation.
Principal sector is agriculture, as agriculture is concentrated mainly in small private holdings. A significant proportion of the population finds work in Sofia and Kostinbrod.The territory of the municipality more than 15 small and medium enterprises. Primary occupy transport and repair of trucks and commercial vehicles.
The village and its surroundings offer excellent conditions for eco, rural and fishing tourism.
There are 2 dams, which are used for fish farming and sport fishing in the summer months.
Text and photos: Mirela