Byala, Ruse Province

Summary

Byala

Бяла
Town
Church of St George
Church of St George
Byala is located in Bulgaria
Byala
Byala
Location of Byala, Rousse Province
Coordinates: 43°27′N 25°44′E / 43.450°N 25.733°E / 43.450; 25.733Coordinates: 43°27′N 25°44′E / 43.450°N 25.733°E / 43.450; 25.733
CountryBulgaria
Province (Oblast)Rousse
MunicipalityByala
Government
 • MayorYuri Simeonov
Elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Population
 (31.12.2009)[1]
 • Total9,015
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
7100
Area code(s)08121
Byala bridge

Byala (Bulgarian: Бяла) is a town in Ruse Province, Northern Bulgaria. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Byala Municipality. The town is located on the crossroad between roads that connect Ruse with Veliko Tarnovo and Pleven with Varna. Close to it is the town of Borovo. The noted Belenski most (Byala Bridge) over the Yantra River is located in the vicinity. The Liberation War Museum dedicated to the Russo-Turkish War can also be found in the town. As of December 2009, Byala has a population of 9,015 inhabitants.[1]

Trivia

A major traffic accident on 7 December 2006 on a different bridge over the river claimed 18 lives, as a truck hit a bus travelling between Byala and its railway station, causing the bus to fall 15 m down from the bridge.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ (in Bulgarian) Катастрофа почерни Бяла Archived 2006-12-10 at the Wayback Machine