Zhiten is a village in Western Bulgaria. It is part of Novi Iskar Administrative area, Sofia Municipality, Sofia Region.
There is another village with the same name in Bulgaria. It is located in General Toshevo Municipality, Dobrich Region.
The village nestles in the north-western part of Sofia field, at the foot of the Balkan Mountains. The sea altitude is 550 m. Kriva River passes through the settlement. Blato River passes in southern direction. Plain terrain and humid continental climate. The average January temperature is about -1 C, and the average June one is about 20 C.
The population is approximately 550 people.
There is a town-hall, a post office, a community centre and a church in the village. Places of interest - the church 'Nativity of the Theotokos' (architectural monument of culture) and the Monument plaque of the soldiers who died in 1912-1918.
Education - There are two schools in town of Novi Iskar - Secondary School 'Vasil Levski' No 170 and Elementary School 'Stoil Popov' No 171.
Health care - The nearest doctors' cabinets are in the villages of Dobroslavtsi (2 km) and Balsha (6 km). Town of Novi Iskar comprises a medical centre, a territorial polyclinic, a state psychiatric hospital and a pharmacy.
Agriculture - The soils and climate conditions are favourable for fodder growing - corn, barley, wheat, lucerne.
Stock-breeding is well-developed as well (cattle, cows, etc.).
Tourism - There are several artificial lakes in the region - near the settlements of Chepintsi, Negovan and Katina. They are excellent for fishing and recreation. The most common species are Danube bleak, common rudd, European chub, perch, carp, carassins, northern pike, zander.
The village is served by three bus lines of the capital public transportation and one route taxi:
Internet source: noviiskar.org