Elena, Bulgaria

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Elena, Bulgaria
Map of Bulgaria, Elena, Bulgaria is indicated
Province
(oblast)
Veliko Tarnovo
Population6,715 (2005-09-13)
Altitude116 m
Postal code5070
Area code06151
Geographic
coordinates
42° 56' north,
25° 53' east
Time zoneEET
(UTC+2; UTC+3 in summer)
MayorSasho Topalov


Elena (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Елена) is a Bulgarian town in the central Stara Planina mountains, 42 km southeast of Veliko Tarnovo in Veliko Tarnovo Province. The area is a popular mountain resort also known for the typical local cuisine. The population of the town alone is 7,200. It forms a terminal for the Gorna Oryahovitsa-Elena railway line.

History and architecture

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Typical Bulgarian National Revival architecture in Elena


Elena is an old settlement founded in the 15th century. During the 18th and 19th century it established itself as a centre of crafts, trade and education. There are several architectural ensembles preserved dating back to the Bulgarian National Revival and comprising about 130 old houses. Wall-to-wall construction forms interesting street silhouettes. The houses have stone basements with white-washed or wooden walls of the upper floor with protruding bays above.

The town's sights include an old first class school, founded in 1848 and named Daskalolivnitsa, where future teachers were educated (and where nowadays a museum exhibition is arranged), the St Nicholas Church of the 16th century, with valuable mural paintings and icons, and the three-naved Church of the Assumption, built entirely of stone (1837). The clock tower that features an antique clock mechanism (1812) rises at the town's highest point.

See also

  • Elenski but, a traditional local dry-cured ham and a popular delicacy throughout Bulgaria

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[ edit ]Municipalities of Veliko Tarnovo Province
Elena | Gorna Oryahovitsa | Lyaskovets | Pavlikeni | Polski Trambesh | Strashitza | Svishtov | Suhindol | Veliko Tarnovo | Zlataritsa


Elena may refer to:

Places

  • Elena, Bulgaria
  • Santa Elena
  • Elena, Senegal

People

  • Vlada Roslyakova, born Elena Roslyakova is a Russian supermodel.

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Bulgaria

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Politics of Bulgaria


  • President
  • Georgi Parvanov (BSP)
  • Prime Minister
  • Sergey Stanishev (BSP)

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Veliko Tarnovo Province
Област Велико Търнов?

Capital Veliko Tarnovo
Population 293,172
Area 4,662 km²

Municipalities 10
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1 metre =
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The metre or meter[1](symbol: m) is the fundamental unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).
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This is a list of postal codes of all towns in Bulgaria.

Postal code Town
1000 Sofia
1280 Novi Iskar
1320 Bankya
1830 Buhovo
2000 Samokov
2030 Kostenets
2040 Dolna banya
2050 Ihtiman
2070 Pirdop
2077 Koprivshtitsa
2080 Zlatitsa
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Country Code: 359
International Call Prefix: 00 xx

Bulgaria applies an open dialing plan, similar to those of Germany and Austria. Area codes are only dialed when necessary (dialing the same area with the area code is billed as if the call was to another area).
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Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. It is used in some European, North African, and Middle Eastern countries.
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UTC+3 is used in the following locations:
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No DST

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Motto
Съединението прави силата   (Bulgarian)
"Suedinenieto pravi silata"
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Balkan mountain range (Bulgarian and Serbian: Стара планина, Stara planina, "Old Mountain") is an extension of the Carpathian mountain range, separated from it by the Danube River.
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Veliko Tarnovo

Province
(oblast) Veliko Tarnovo
Population 73,115 (2005-09-13)
Altitude 325 m
Postal code 5000
Area code 062

Geographic
coordinates 43° 5' north,
25° 39' east
Time zone EET
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Veliko Tarnovo Province
Област Велико Търнов?

Capital Veliko Tarnovo
Population 293,172
Area 4,662 km²

Municipalities 10
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Gorna Oryahovitsa (Bulgarian: Горна Оряховица
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15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500.

Events

  • 1402: Ottoman and Timurid Empires fight at the Battle of Ankara resulting in Timur's capture of Bayezid I.
  • 1402: The conquest of the Canary Islands signals the beginning of the Spanish Empire.

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The 18th Century lasted from 1701 through 1800 in the Gregorian calendar.

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The 19th Century (also written XIX century) lasted from 1801 through 1900 in the Gregorian calendar. It is often referred to as the "1800s.
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Bulgarian National Revival (Bulgarian: Българско национално възраждане
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18th century - 19th century - 20th century
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As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 through 1600.

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1500s

  • 1500s: Mississippian culture disappears.

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18th century - 19th century - 20th century
1800s  1810s  1820s  - 1830s -  1840s  1850s  1860s
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clock tower is a tower built with one or more (often four) clock faces.The clock tower is usually part of a church or municipal building such as a town hall, but many clock towers are free-standing.

The mechanism inside the tower is known as a turret clock.
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19th century - 20th century
1780s  1790s  1800s  - 1810s -  1820s  1830s  1840s
1809 1810 1811 - 1812 - 1813 1814 1815

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Elenski but (Bulgarian: еленски бут or (more precisely[1] but less commonly) бут по еленски, sometimes translated as
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Veliko Tarnovo Province
Област Велико Търнов?

Capital Veliko Tarnovo
Population 293,172
Area 4,662 km²

Municipalities 10
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Gorna Oryahovitsa (Bulgarian: Горна Оряховица
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Lyaskovets (Bulgarian: Лясковец) is a town in central northern Bulgaria, located in Veliko Tarnovo Province, 10 km northeast of Veliko Tarnovo, 2 km southeast of Gorna Oryahovitsa and 5 km south
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