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Milanovo village

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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.

general information

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.

development prospects

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.


  • The old town of Veliki Preslav used to be the second capital of Bulgaria (from 893 till 971). In 971 the town was seized and plundered by the Byzantine armies. It was established in the first half of the 9th century during the reign of Khan Omurtag. Being initially a bivouac  with a  fortified palace and a garrison it has later on become capital of Bulgaria.  It was Tzar Simeon the First who decided to move the First Bulgarian State's capital to Veliki Preslav which lied 30 km away from the former capital of Pliska. Later on Veliki Preslav has become one of the most beautiful and impressive towns in South-East Europe. The town was also remarkable for having functioning sewerage and water-supply systems.
  • Shumen Plateau rock monasteries - It is a complex of scattered medieval rock monasteries, churches and cells once inhabited by Hesychast monks during the 12th-14th century. They were carved in the limestone rocks of the Shumen plateau in its southern and south-east slopes. Those were shelters for hermit monks. Unfortunately none of the frescoes inside the monasteries were preserved since the limestone material is too soft and easily destroyed. These unique shelters were very difficult to reach and the monks had to use rope ladders to reach them.

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