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village of Zimevitsa

See it on the map Bulgarian properties in Sofia Region - Zimevica

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

It is 18 km northwest of the town of Svoge and 67 km north of the capital Sofia. The neighboring village of Zasele is 4 km east, the village of Tserovo is 12 km southeast.

It is located in mountain region at the foot of Ponor planina mountain that is part of west Stara planina mountain, in proximity to the beautiful Iskar gorge, as its altitude is 1050 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, raspberries, mushrooms and herbs collecting.

The permanent population is about 232 people. They are mainly occupied in stock breeding and potatoes growing.

Bus transportation connects to it the neighboring settlements. Railway station there is in the village of Tserovo. There are constructed water and electricity systems. The central streets are asphalted and with lighting.

Here are functioning town hall, community center and pub. The nearest GP and dentist are working in the village of Tserovo and medical center you will find in the town of Svoge. In Tserovo also there are school and kindergarten.

tourism and landmarks

The church "St Teodor Tiron" in the village most probably dates back to XVI-XVII c. and is interesting cultural monument.

In there area passed old Roman road, ruins of watch towers can still be seen. There was found piping from the I-III c.

There are many karst formations in the area, many caves were 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.

To the neighboring village of Zasele there is constructed touristic complex "Bozhilovtsi" which offers horse riding, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, caving, rock climbing, ice climbing, touristic marches, visiting of historical landmarks and alternative tourism.

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.

Sources: http://bg.wikipedia.org
Photos: http://www.snimka.bg/

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