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village of Zanoge

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Zanoge is a village in West Bulgaria. It is situated in Svoge municipality, Sofia region.

It is 24 km northwest of the town of Svoge and 71 km north of the capital Sofia. The neighboring village of Zimevitsa is 6 km southeast, the village Tserovo is 19 km southeast.

It is situated in mountain region at the foot of Ponor mountain that is part of west Stara planina in proximity to the beautiful Iskar defile as its altitude is about 973 m. The relief defines the cold winter, the cool summer and the early coming fall in comparison to the other parts of the country. The climate conditions and the mountain terrain allow the development of bee keeping, raspberry, herbs and mushroom collecting.

The permanent population is about 63 people.

Bus transportation connects to the near settlements. There is railway station in the village of Tserovo. There are constructed water and electricity systems.

Store works in the neighboring village. The nearest  GP and dentist are working in the village of Tserovo, medical center you will find in the town of Svoge. Again in Tserovo there is school and kindergarten.

According to the legend its name is derived from the fact that to it you can get "noga za noga" meaning step by step.

The area is rich in karst formations. There are dozens of caves formed among them Elata one of the most beautiful precipice caves, Katsite cave, Kolkina dupka cave, Bunyako cave etc. and Lakatnishkite rocks that are protected area with the richest cave fauna in Bulgaria and there is situated the largest and most interesting cave Temnata dupka cave

In 2007 was found the renewed Vazov eco route that connects to villages Zasele and Bov. It is with new fences, bridges also there is installed new lighting on the edges of the rocks round the route. There are trash boxes, benches, gazebos and information tables. Natural landmark is Skaklya waterfall - the fourth highest waterfall in Bulgaria located in Varo area near the village. The waterfall is unique for its three cascades where the water "jumps', at the foot springs the eponymous river. In the winter the water freezes and the view is picturesque - this makes excellent conditions for the people that enjoy climbing.

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