Strazhitsa

Summary

Strazhitsa

Стражица
Strazhitsa is located in Bulgaria
Strazhitsa
Strazhitsa
Location of Strazhitsa
Coordinates: 43°14′N 25°58′E / 43.233°N 25.967°E / 43.233; 25.967
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(oblast)
Veliko Tarnovo
Government
 • MayorRumen Pavlov
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total5,170
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
5150
Area code(s)06161

Strazhitsa (Bulgarian: Стражица, romanizedStražica, pronounced [ˈstraʒit͡sɐ]) is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Veliko Tarnovo Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Strazhitsa Municipality, which lies in the eastern part of the Province. The town is located in the central Danubian Plain, not far from the Balkan Mountains, 45 kilometres northeast of the provincial capital of Veliko Tarnovo. As of December 2009, it has a population of 5,170 inhabitants.[1]

Strazhitsa has a railway station on the Sofia-Varna railway line, located some 33 km from the railway station of Popovo and some 27 km from the railway station of Gorna Oryahovitsa.

The town was badly damaged by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 on 7 December 1986. Strazhitsa has an art gallery, an Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to the Dormition of the Mother of God, as well as a museum of local history. Strazhitsa's name comes from the Bulgarian root strazh (страж), meaning "guard".

Municipality

Strazhitsa municipality covers an area of 512 square kilometres (198 sq mi) and includes the following 22 places:

  • Asenovo
  • Balkantsi
  • Blagoevo
  • Bryagovitsa
  • Gorski Senovets
  • Kamen
  • Kavlak
  • Kesarevo
  • Lozen
  • Lyubentsi
  • Mirovo
  • Nikolaevo
  • Novo Gradishte
  • Nova Varbovka
  • Strazhitsa
  • Sushitsa
  • Temenuga
  • Tsarski Izvor
  • Vinograd
  • Vladislav
  • Vodno
  • Zhelezartsi

References

  1. ^ a b Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - towns in 2009

External links

  • Strazhitsa municipality website (in Bulgarian)
  • SOU"Angel Karaliichev" Strazhitsa

Coordinates: 43°14′N 25°58′E / 43.233°N 25.967°E / 43.233; 25.967