Chelopech is a village in Western Bulgaria. It is the center and only location in the Chelopech Municipality, Sofia District.
Situated 71 km east of Sofia, 28 km south of Etropole. 70 km north-east is the town of Teteven, 38 km south is Panagyurishte, 9 km east is Pirdop.
The population is about 1700 people.
Chelopech is characterized by a temperate climate, influenced by geographical location - a deep valley between two mountain ranges. Sredna gora mountain prevents the penetration of Mediterranean climatic influence. Continental nature is mitigated by the mountains, which serves as a barrier to north winds. Traits are more mild winters and cooler summers than other regions of Bulgaria, and temperature inversions, particularly in winter.
River runs through the village Vozdol - tributary of the River Topolnitsa.
Technical infrastructure is well maintained - the village has built electricity, water supply and almost all sewerage system.
Communications infrastructure - there is coverage of all mobile operators, automatic telephone exchange, Internet and cable TV.
Transport - served by road and rail. National road network is represented by 1-6 main road Sofia - Bourgas.
Healthcare - working GP and dentist.
Education and culture - here operates United kindergarten, Private High School, Primary School, two community centers.
Mining is a major industry in the production structure of the municipality. Chelopech is the largest and rich copper-gold-pyrite deposit in Europe, which is one reason for the good economic situation of the municipality.
The terrain and climate are suitable for tourism development. In Chelopech a tourist company.
Church St. Nikolai was built in 1835. It saved valuable Slavonic books on the pages of a file which is the first celebration of the feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius on May 12, 1853
The municipality operates hut Murgash an altitude 1350 m, located at the foot of Mount Murgana - Stara Planina, which is electrified.