Belogradchik
Belogradchik
Belogradchik
Location of Belogradchik
Coordinates: 43°37′N 22°41′E / 43.617°N 22.683°E / 43.617; 22.683Coordinates: 43°37′N 22°41′E / 43.617°N 22.683°E / 43.617; 22.683
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Vidin
Government
 • MayorBoris Nikolov
Elevation
522 m (1,713 ft)
Population
 (31.12.2009 [1])
 • Total5,334
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
3900
Area code(s)0936

Belogradchik (Bulgarian: Белоградчик pronounced [bɛɫoɡrɐtˈt͡ʃik]) is a town in Vidin Province, Northwestern Bulgaria, the administrative centre of the homonymous Belogradchik Municipality. The town, whose name literally means "small white town," is situated in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains just east of the Serbian border and about 50 km south of the Danube River. The town is close to the Belogradchik Rocks, which cover an area of 90 square kilometers and reach up to 200 meters in height. As of December 2009, it has a population of 5,334 inhabitants.[1]

Tourism

The town is a tourist destination. Local landmarks include the medieval Belogradchik Fortress and the Belogradchik Rocks.

Another tourist attractions in the area are the nearby Magura Cave, famous for its prehistoric cave paintings, and the Baba Vida medieval fortress in the nearby town of Vidin on the Danube river.

International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Bulgaria

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