Butovo is a village in the municipality of Pavlikeni, Veliko Tarnovo region.
It is located 51 km north-west of Veliko Tarnovo and 9 km from Pavlikeni, 16 km south of Suhindol and 8 km in the same direction from the village of Varbovka, 10 km north of Levski, about 240 km south-west of Sofia.
The village is situated in the Danube plain, about 130 m altitude. The river Lomya passes through the village.
The population numbers about 900 people.
Butovo has a well developed infrastructure and redevelopment. There are fully built electricity and water systems, also there are a food shops, restaurant, post office, petrol and gas stations, community center and church. Here operates the only factory to produce facing bricks and facade.
The village has a kindergarten and the nearest schools are in the village and Varbovka and town of Pavlikeni.
Butovo benefits with regular bus and train transport, which provides links to the country. Nearby pass two important transport corridors in the country - the highway Sofia-Veliko Tarnovo-Varna is 30 km south of the village and the international road Sofia-Pleven-Ruse-Bucharest is located 17 km north.
There is a football team named Future Butovo.
During excavations in the village were discovered tombs and artifacts from jewelry, coins and other from the Thracian times in the IV century BC. Today, those found items can be found at Veliko Turnovo archaeological museum.
An interesting fact is that in the area "Chatala", located near the Butovo, a volcano worked before two million years. At the moment a water springs from its foot which is said to have healing properties.
Annually the first Saturday of November is held council.
Sources: bg.wikipedia.org, pavlikeni.info, paper.standartnews.com
Photos: panoramio.com, dnesbg.com