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village of Leskovdol

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Leskovdol is a village in West Bulgaria. It is situated in Svoge municipality, Sofia region.

It is 11 km east of the town of Svoge and 46 km north of the capital Sofia. The village of Zhelen is 16 km northwest, the village of Tserovo is 17 km in the same direction, the village of Bov is 50 km in the same direction.

Its ten small neighborhoods are situated in Murgash mountain that is part of Stara planina mountain and its altitude is 995 m. Livada neighborhood is just 4 km from Izdermets (1492 m). The relief defines the cold winter, the cool summer and the early coming fall in comparison to the other parts of the country. The climate and the mountain terrain create conditions for bee keeping, raspberry, herbs and mushrooms collecting. In its area flows Redinska river that is influx of Iskar river.

The permanent population is about 107 people.

Regular route taxi connects it the municipality where there is railway station. There are constructed water and electricity systems. The mobile operators have coverage.

Here are functioning town hall, store and pub. The nearest schools and kindergartens are in the town of Svoge where also works medical center. 

There are two theories about from where its name is derived - the first is that is comes from the easy to break stones called leska and the other is that it comes from chestnut trees in Bulgarian "leshnik".

According the people that live here here are the most beautiful sunsets. The area is suitable for mountain walks and relaxation in the nature and for the peace and the fresh air more and more people decide to buy villas in the village.

The small church in the village was constructed in the period between the two world wars in it there are no frescoes or icons. Memorial plate for the fallen in the wars in the period 1912-1918.

Here can be seen remains of an old fortress Vetrilova vodenitsa.

From Leskovdol starts eco path to one of the most beautiful and visited monasteries "The Seven altars" as the route takes about 4 hours walking. In proximity there are situated Lakatnishkite rocks phenomenon rock formations that are declared natural landmark and protected area.


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