Chekanets is a village in West Bulgaria. It is situated in Dragoman municipality, Sofia region.
In Bulgaria there is one other settlement that is with the same name in Nevestino municipality, Kyustendil.
It is 4 km southwest of the village of Yalbotina, 6 km northwest of the village of Brusnik and 16 km southwest of the town of Dragoman. The border checkpoint Kalotina is about 30 km in north direction, while the capital Sofia is 54 km southeast.
Chekanets is situated in the historical and geographical area Burel that encompasses West Bulgaria and East Serbia also known as the West Outlands.
It is located at the foot of Zavalska mountain and its altitude is between 850 and 900 m. The climate is temperate. The summer is hot while the winter is cool. The amount of precipitation is little.
The permanent population is about 13 people.
It is with electricity and water systems. Asphalt road connects it to the village of Yalbotina. The nearest kindergartens and schools are in the municipality the town of Dragoman. For the health of the population take care a couple of GPs with cabinets located again in the municipality.
Interesting natural phenomenon is the hundred years old beech forest near the village that is called Chekanska buka. In proximity flows small river.
There is constructed monument of the fallen Soviet soldiers that died in a plain crash in September 1944.
From the village there are extremely beautiful views. The nature is ecologically clean and the surrounding area is quiet and peaceful, the place is ideal for picnics, excursions and relaxation.
Interesting for tourism are the architectural and the historical landmarks as Razboishki monastery, Cheparlyanski monastery, Dragoman swamp, Temnata dupka cave etc.