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Village of Leshnitsa

See it on the map Bulgarian properties in Blagoevgrad Region - Leshnica

Leshnitsa is a village situated in South-western Bulgaria. It is part of Sandanski Municipality, Blagoevgrad region.

There is another village in Bulgaria with the same name. It is located in Lovech Municipality, Lovech region.

Leshnitsa is 65 km south from town of Blagoevgrad, 2 km east from town of Sandanski, 21 km north from he Bulgarian-Greek border at village of Kulata and 150 km south from city of Sofia.

The population is approximately 710 people.

Leshnitsa spreads out at the foot of Pirin Mountain, in the valley of Bodzhovska River (Leshnishka). The sea altitude is 198 m. In close proximity is the warmest Bulgarian town in all seasons - Sandanski. Summer is hot and long, and winter is mild and warm.

The village comprises a town-hall, a community centre with a library, a small chapel and trade areas. Medical services and education centres are located in the neighbouring town of Sandanski.

In 1936 was constructed the hydroelectricity complex of Leshnitsa which provides the whole village with electricity. There is a ready plan for the construction of a sewerage system as well.

Leshnitsa is located in close proximity to the main road E-79 (Vidin-Sofia-Kulata-Thesalloniki) and the bus and railway stations at town of Sandanski.

Tourism

The visitors of Leshnitsa may stay at some of the guest houses which offer comfort and tranquillity to their guests. Local places of interest are the church of 'St St Kozma and Damyan' and Bodzhovska River. The river is suitable for relaxation and recreation.

The neighbouring town of Sandanski is famous as the balneological centre of Bulgaria. The town is known for its mineral springs and unique, mild centre.

Other places of interest in the region are the Rozhen Monastery - the biggest monastery in Pirin Mountain, the town-museum Melnik - popular with its sand pyramids, and Rupite land - the place where the Bulgarian prophecy Baba Vanga used to live.

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