Botrov is a village in Northern Bulgaria. It is part of Byala Municipality, Ruse Region.
Botrov is located at Yantra riverside. It is 51 km south-west from the centre of Ruse, 9 km north from town of Byala, 209 km in the same direction from town of Varna, 40 km south-east from town of Svishtov and 254 km north-east from city of Sofia.
The population is approximately 330 people.
It is located in the middle part of the Danube plain, on 107 m above the sea level. The relief is plain and hilly, and the climate - humid continental. The climate characterizes with hot, dry summer and cold, windy winter.
The village is provided with electricity, water supply and communication equipment. Bus transportation serves the area.
There is a town-hall, a post office, a community centre with a library and commercial areas. The nearest operational schools and medical centres are in the municipal town of Byala.
The population is occupied mainly in agriculture. They grow grain crops (wheat, barley, corn, sun-flower), fruit trees and breed domestic animals (cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats).
Yantra River is very suitable for fishing and kayaking as well. You may fish European chub, Northern pike, zander, perch, trout etc. The part suitable for kayaking starts from town of Byala and ends in the moth of Danube River.
The bicycle route Byala-Stalpishte passes near the village. The route follows Yantra current from town of Byala to its moth with Danube River, and then proceeds on the Danube current as well.
About 22 km away is located Rusenski Lom Natural Park - protected area that occupies more than 3408 dca. The park characterizes with beautiful caves, rock shapes, historical monuments and zones with rich flora and fauna.
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