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Village of Ekzarch Yosif

See it on the map Bulgarian properties in Ruse Region - Ekzarh Yosif

Ekzarch Yosif is a village in the Central part of Northern Bulgaria. It is situated in Borovo Municipality, Ruse Region.

It is 31 km south-west of Ruse, 18 km north of Borovo, 212 km north-west of Varna, 50 km east of Svishtov and 270 km north-east of Sofia.

Regular bus transportation serves the village - Ruse-Batin and Dve Mogili-Batin.

Ekzarch Yosif nestles in the eastern part of the Danube plain, at 188 m above the sea level. The lands are plain and hilly, and the climate - humid continental. Summer is dry and hot, and winter - cold.

The population is approximately 570 people. It is provided with water, electricity and partial sewerage system. Communication equipment is available as well. There is a town-hall, a post office, a community centre with a library and commercial areas.

The nearest education centres and health services are in the neighbouring village of Gorno Ablanovo (9 km).

There is an agricultural co-operation with cow farm and equipment for agricultural lands cultivation.

This is the only Bulgarian village celebrating the Apple Holiday.

Landmarks and tourism

'St. Archangel Mihail' church was built in 1862 by Todor Nikolov (master from Tryavna). This is the only church in the region constructed on the earth level (not gripped under the earth) during the Ottoman rule, with no sultan firman.

There is a monument of the soldiers who died in the Bulgarian wars. Open-air ethnographic exhibition was created on the initiative of the mayor - Iliya Danev.

Ekzarch Yosif attracts visitors with its small zoo garden with exotic animals - camel, pony, pheasant, ostrich, etc.

Interesting tourist sites in the region are Ivanovo rock churches near village of Ivanovo and 'Orlova chuka' cave near village of Pepelina (19 km).

Internet source: http://www.borovo.org
Pictures: www.panoramio.com www.snimka.bg

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