Valchi Dol

Summary

Valchi Dol

Вълчи дол
Orthodox church in Valchi Dol
Orthodox church in Valchi Dol
Valchi Dol is located in Bulgaria
Valchi Dol
Valchi Dol
Location of Valchi Dol
Coordinates: 43°24′N 27°33′E / 43.400°N 27.550°E / 43.400; 27.550
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Varna
Government
 • MayorVeselin Vasilev
Elevation
270 m (890 ft)
Population
 (December 2009)[1]
 • Total3,460
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
9280
Area code(s)05131

Valchi Dol (Bulgarian: Вълчи дол [ˈvɤltʃi ˈdɔl]; also transliterated Vǎlči Dol) is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Varna Province. It is the administrative centre of Valchi Dol Municipality, which lies in the northwestern part of the Province. In December 2009 the town had 3,460 inhabitants.[1]

Valchi Dol is located at the watershed of the Dobruja, Varna and Shumen plateaux. Its name means "wolf's ravine" in Bulgarian, which is also reflected in its old Ottoman Turkish name, Kurtdere. It was a village, until proclaimed a town in 1974. A diesel power plant was installed in 1929, the first in a village in Bulgaria.

Nature Reserve

Valchi Dol reserve, located within Boynik village in Krumovgrad Municipality, is known for its biodiversity conservation including endangered species.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ a b (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - towns in 2009
  2. ^ [1] Valchi Dol reserve
  3. ^ RESERVE VALCHI DOL

External links

  • Valchi Dol municipality website (in Bulgarian)

Coordinates: 43°24′N 27°33′E / 43.400°N 27.550°E / 43.400; 27.550