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village of Yabalkovo

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Yabalkovo is a village in southern Bulgaria. It is located in the municipality of Dimitrovgrad, Haskovo region.

In Bulgaria there is one more village with the same name - in the municipality of Kyustendil, Kyustendil region.

The village is situated in a valley, 2 km from the coast of the Maritsa River and is 14 km west of Dimitrovgrad, 23 km northwest of Haskovo and about 65 km east of Plovdiv.

The altitude does not exceed 115 m.

Population is about 1450 people.

The village is developed and has maintained infrastructure. There are electricity, water and communications networks. The main streets are asphalted and lighted. On its territory are functioning a town hall, community center "Hristo Botev", church, primary school "Vasil Levski", health center with doctor and a dentist, pharmacy, bar, shops. The nearest kindergarten is the village of Gorski Izvor /about 5 km to the south/.

There is regularly serviced railway station Svilengrad-Sofia. Asphalt roads connect the village with the neighbouring villages of Gorski Izvor and Stalevo.


About 1 km to the east, archaeologists already several years are exploring a mound with three layers of cultural periods - Prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages. There have been found remains of residential buildings, multiple pit structures and interesting objects from the old inhabitants of these lands.

In 1897 in the village of Stalevo was built the church "St. Archangel Michael". The temple is one of the largest in the municipality of Dimitrovgrad and there are two icons of the late 19th century.

15 km southeast of the village in Kasnakovo, you can view the Thracian sanctuary of the Nymphs - ruins of religious buildings dating back to the II century, inn from III century, amphitheater of IV fourth century and architecturally designed three springs with pools located on an ellipse.

In Dimitrovgrad you can visit the following sites:

  • Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium Giordano Bruno, located in  "Nikola Vaptsarov" park;
  • Historical museum with several permanent exhibitions, divided thematically

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