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village of Iskra

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Iskra is a village in Southeast Bulgaria. It is located in Karnobat municipality, Burgas region.

In Bulgaria there are five other settlements that are with the same name - in Burgas region, in Gabrovo region, in Kardzhali region, in Plovdiv region and in Silistra region.

It is 60 km northwest of the town of Burgas, 11 km northwest of the town of Karnobat, about 42 km northeast of the town of Yambol and about 320 km from the capital Sofia.

The permanent population is about 450 people.

The village is with water and electricity systems, there are phone system and mobile operators coverage. Regular bus transportation connects it the neighboring settlements and towns. In Iskra are working town hall, community center, library, church, stores and pub. A couple of years ago here was opened "Protected house for young people with special needs".
The nearest medical center and school are in the town of Karnobat.
The people in the area are traditionally occupied with farming and crops growing - wheat, maize and sunflower.

Cultural and natural landmarks

The temple in the village "St st Kiril and Metodi" is more than 130 old and was constructed in 1880 and a few years ago it was renovated.

The medieval town of Markeli is situated about 8 km southwest of the town of Karnobat. It was the largest old Bulgarian camp south of the east Stara planina mountain. Today its magnificent earthen structures (shafts and trenches) are the best preserved and most spectacular in the Balkans.

The village is suitable for ecotourism, rural tourism and wine tourism for its clean air, fertile soil and its location - the area between Burgas and Sungurlare, which is known for its well-developed wine traditions.

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