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Village of Herakovo

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Herakovo is a village situated in Western Bulgaria. It is part of Bozhurishte Municipality, Sofia region.

The village is located 22 km north-west from city of Sofia, 9 km in the same direction from town of Bozhurishte, 42 km north from town of Pernik, 14 km south-east from town of Slivnitsa, 12 km south-west from town of Kostinbrod and 35 km east from the Bulgarian-Serbian border.

Its population is approximately 390 people.

The village comprises several neighbourhoods - Skala mahala, Kanton, Boben and Belitsa. Belichka River passes between them.

Herakovo spreads out a hilly land between Sofia field and Lyulin Mountain, at 619 m above sea level. The climate is humid continental. Mild winter with temperatures about 2 C and warm summer with temperatures about 21 C.

The village is well-developed and provided with electricity, water and telephone net. There is a town-hall, a comprehensive school, a community centre, a doctor and shops.

The village is just 2 km away from the main road Sofia-Kalotina and 14 km away from the Ring Road of the capital. The municipal town of Bozhurishte is served by regular bus and railway transportation to city of Sofia.

Due to the proximity of the capital the village is a very good place for investment. Several plants of food producers and workshops of small companies are located near the village.

The soils are fertile and suitable for planting wheat, sun-flowers, corn, vegetables and fruit trees.


Belichka River is with fresh water. It is suitable for fishing - gudgeon, barbell and European eel. Another place for fishing is the stocked dam with fish above Kanton neighbourhood.

Pine-tree and broad-leaved forests spread out next to the village. There are nice meadows suitable for picnics. Mushroom experts may find suillus, red pine mushroom, parasol mushroom and field mushroom. 

The hilly relief and the suitable climate conditions combined with the proximity to Vitosha and Lyulin Mountains make the region suitable for herb production and eco tourism. The area of Bozhurishte Municipality was announced as one of the most ecological regions in the country.

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