Smirnenski is a village in Northern Bulgaria. It is part of Vetovo Municipality, Ruse Region.
There is another village in Bulgaria with the same name, situated in Brusartsi Municipality, Montana Region.
Regular bus line Vetovo - Ruse serves the village.
Smirnenski spreads out the Danube plain, at 224 m above the sea level. The relief characterizes with plain and hilly land. The climate is humid continental, with hot, dry summer and cold winter.
The population is approximately 2870 people.
The village is big and well-developed. All streets are asphalted. Electricity, water and communication equipment are provided. There is a town-hall, an elementary school, a kindergarten, a community centre with a library, a post office, a police inspector on duty, a medical centre, a pharmacy, a church, two mosques and well-developed commercial net. Football and wrestle clubs play here.
There are several tailoring shops and one workshop for honey packing.
Most of the population is occupied in agriculture (wheat, corn, sun-flower) and stock-breeding (sheep, pigs, goats).
Rusenski Lom Natural park is situated about 20 km south of Ruse. Rich variety of flora and fauna species, rock churches and monasteries, and cultural-historical sites characterize the area.
Beli Lom Natural reserve spreads out the surroundings of Vetovo. About 174 bird species could be seen here. About 167 of them are protected.
Ribarnitsite natural site is with the purpose to preserve the topography of the ruddy shellduck (rare big bird of duck family included in the Red book of the species in jeopardy).
Internet sources: bg.wikipedia.org; vetovo.com
Pictures: panoramio.com; Internet