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village of Kozar belene

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Kozar belene is a village in North Bulgaria. It is located in Levski municipality, Pleven region.

It is 6 km north of the town of Levski and 47 km northeast of the town of Pleven. The capital Sofia is 212 km southwest.

It is situated in the Danubian Plain on the shore of Osam river and its altitude is 108 m. The climate is temperate and is characterized by hot summer and considerably cold winter.

The permanent population is about 837 people.

Bus transportation connects it to the other settlements - it is on the main road that connects it to Svishtov and Pleven. There are constructed water and electricity systems as well as phone system. All mobile operators have coverage. The central streets are asphalted and with lighting.

Here are functioning town hall, community center, store and restaurant. One GP takes care for the health of the people. Hospital as well as schools and kindergartens you can find in the municipality.

According to the legend Kozar belene is derived from the name of goatherd Belio that found the beautiful area and settled here.

At the center of the village there is architectural monument with names of the fallen during the wars - the Serbo-Bulgarian war (1885), the Balkan war (1912 - 1913), the First World War (1915-1918) and the Second World War (1944-1945).

In its area there is organized race from the country championship of motocross that is big attraction for the tourists. 

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.


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