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village of Dragash voivoda

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

It is 9 km southeast in the town of Nikopol, 53 km northeast of the town of Pleven and 37 km west of the town of Belene. The neighboring village of Vabel is 8 km southwest and the capital Sofia is 218 km in the same direction. 

It is situated in the Danubian Plain and it is just right on the shore of Danube river and the altitude is 77 m. It is in the zone of the natural park Persina. The climate is temperate with big differences in the average temperatures during the seasons. The winter is severe for the lots of snow precipitation and the huge drifts. The summer is dry and hot but the soil is fertile and suitable for farming. 

Bus transportation connects it to the other settlements. The main streets are asphalted and with lighting. There are constructed electricity, water and phone systems. All mobile operators have coverage. 

The permanent population is about 629 people. 

Here are functioning town hall, community center, kindergarten, stores, pub and restaurant. One GP and one dentist take care for the health of the people in the village. The nearest hospital is in the town of Pleven while schools are working in the town of Nikopol. In the village also is functioning dairy. 

The most interesting touristic sight on the territory of the municipality 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 Nikopol there are many landmarks such "Eliya" drinking fountain, the church "St St Petar and Paul", the Nikopol fortress, "Vassil Levksi museum" etc. 

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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