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village of Oshane

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Oshane is a village in Northwestern Bulgaria, in Belogradchik municipality, Vidin District.

It is situated at the foot of the Balkan Mountain, close to the border with Serbia, about 16 km northwest of Belogradchik town, 56 km southwest of Vidin city and approximately 180 km northwest of Sofia city.

The terrain is hilly and the average altitude is 391 m. The climate is temperate continental with relatively cold winters and hot summers.

The village has electricity and water. There are mobile coverage and bus transportation to the district center and the surrounding villages.

Oshane has less than 70 inhabitants.

The village has a mayor viceroyalty and a shop, beekeeping is developed. The nearest primary school is located in Rabisha village /14 km northeast/ and the town of Belogradchik except a primary school also has a high school, a kindergarten, general practitioners, dentists and specialized medical centres.


Landmarks and tourism

A small river runs through Oshane. There is a lake nearby that is good for fishing and wood trails suitable for hiking.

In the area you can visit:

  • Rakovitsa monastery "Holy Trinity" which is located 20 km northwest. It was founded in X-XI century and after the fall of Bulgaria under Ottoman rule it declined. In the XVII century it was restored by St. Pimen of Sofia, but at the end of XVIII century, was burned down. Currently he is restored and constantly operating.
  • "Magura" cave is located about 10 km northwest, along the road to Rabisha village. It is one of the most beautiful caves the country, a part of the 100 national tourist sites.
  • Belogradchik Rocks - probably the most famous rock formations in Bulgaria, which are also a part of the 100 national tourist sites. They are located about 20 km southeast of Oshane.

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