Milanovo is a village in North-East Bulgaria, part of Veliki Preslav municipality, Shumen region. It is located 6 km away from the town of Veliki Preslav, 13 km away from the town of Shumen and 99 km away from the city of Varna and the international airport.
The relief is flat-hilly, as in the area there are many deciduous forests providing a healthy climate. The climate is temperate-continental, influenced by the proximity of the Stara Planina mountain. It is characterized by a hot summer, a rainy autumn, a cold winter with plenty of snowfalls and a cool spring. The population numbers to approximately 620 people. The former name of the village used to be Veli Bey.
It is set on the main road which connects the town of Shumen to the town of Smyadovo which guarantees a convenient access year-round.
In the village there is a mayoralty, a kindergarten, a community center, three shops, a restaurant, a cafe, a stadium. The village is supplied with water and electricity on a regular basis. The locals may take advantage on all modern communications - coverage of all mobile operators, satellite TV, internet access. Regular bus transportation connects the village to the towns of Shumen and Veliki Preslav and the nearby villages. The pupils from the village are attending schools in Veliki Preslav as the transportation is provided by the municipality and free of charge.
Some 20 km away from the village of Milanovo lies the third largest dam-lake in Bulgaria - Ticha. It is a favourite spot for all fishing lovers. The dam-lake is stocked with fish and offers opportunities for an abundant and various catch of European Chub, European Perch, Goby, Danube Bleak, Common Roach, Common Bream, Carp, Wels Catfish, Carassius, Common Rudd, Flathead Mullet, Zander.
The football team of the village takes part into the regional championship.
In the past the traditional occupation of the local people used to be the stock-breeding. During the past few decades, though the plant-growing has become significant. The village is famous for its vast fields of strawberry and raspberry plantations, properties of private producers who offer their production on both the Bulgarian and the European market.
An electric power station with a production capacity of 800kW is functioning near the village providing permanent occupation. Many of the inhabitants of the village are commuting to their jobs in the towns of Shumen and Veliki Preslav.
The proximity of Shumen and Veliki Preslav provides excellent conditions for the development of cultural tourism, since the area is rich in cultural and historical landmarks of both the national and the world's cultural heritage.