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village of Cherkovitsa

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Cherkovitsa is a village in North Bulgaria. It is situated in Nikopol municipality, Pleven region

It is 6 km west of the town of Nikopol and 50 km north of the town of Pleven. The neighboring village of Muselievo is 10 km south of it, while the capital Sofia is 204 km southwest. 

It is situated on the bank of Danube river and the flow of Osam river and its altitude is 80 m. The climate is temperate with large average differences in the temperature it is with hot summer and cold winter. 

Convenient bus and railway transportation connect it to the other settlements. The main streets are asphalted and with lighting. There are constructed electricity and water systems. All mobile operators have coverage. 

The permanent population is 497 people. 

Here are functioning town hall, community center, kindergarten, stores and restaurants. Medical assistance you can get at the clinic in the town of Nikopol and hospital you will find in the regional center.

The local people are occupied by fishing on the banks of Danube river. In the area that surrounds the village is suitable for the practicing of sports fishing with bobber or bottom fishing.

The group of Kalushari that is part of the community center preserves the traditional Vlashki customs. 

On Todorov day are organized the common fests that include horse races

In the Manastira area near the flow of Osam river are situated the ruins of the Roman fortress Asamus. 

In the town of Nikopol there are many landmarks such "Eliya" drinking fountain, the church "St St Petar and Paul", the Nikopol fortress, "Vassil Levksi museum" etc. 

Just 40 km near the town of Belene is natural park Persina. It encompasses the 19 Belenski islands. It is unique and significant ecologically for here are located three biosphere reserves: 

  • "Persinski marshes" - wet zone with international significance that is inhabited by many colonies of marsh birds. It is breeding sight of the mute swan and unique gathering place in the autumn for the black stork. 
  • "Milka" and "Kitka" encompass the eponymous islands of the archipelago and include preserved floodplain forests from white willow and poplar. Here are nesting pairs of sea eagles very rare species included in the "Red Book of Bulgaria" and in the book "Endangered birds in Europe". 
  • protected area "Kaikusha" - remains of wet zone in the Svishtovsko-Belenskara low land. 

In the town of Pleven you can visit three of the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria - Pleven Epopee 1877, the Regional History museum and the mausoleum-chapel "St George Pobedonosets". Other interesting places in proximity are Kaylaka park and the Wine Museum. 


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