Geography of Bulgaria

Bulgaria Recovers after Disastrous Floods

Bulgaria is recovering after the water disaster. There are still closed roads. Due to the heavy rainfall, the road to Gotse Delchev collapsed. Yesterday, emergency crews were trying to reinforce the cracked lane.

Landslides have buried several houses in the Dospat region. The floods caused huge material damage.

Gotse Delchev - Dospat road remains closed.

Bulgaria: Two Municipalities in Rhodopes Declare State of Emergency, Rains Don’t Stop

Eleven people in Smolyan were buried under landslides and persistent rainfall is complicating the situation in the city and thevicinity. As a result of the rainfall in the mountainous region, many landslides were triggered, retaining walls fell, there are villages and neighborhoods without available access to them.

State of Emergency Declared in Many Regions of Bulgaria, Heavy Rains Caused Massive Power Outage

More than 100 residential areas in the northwestern regions of Bulgaria were left without power last night owing to the damage caused by the heavy rains. Energy company crews are making repairs and work will continue until power supply is restored.

The situation is most severe in western Bulgaria.

Bulgaria: Heavy Rains Cause Rivers to Overflow, Emergency Situation Declared in Tran

Heavy rains in recent days have increased river levels in Pernik region. In some places rivers have overflown their banks and caused flooding, and a state of emergency was declared in the town of Tran, BNR reported. It is in force as of today and will last for 7 days.

Bulgaria Celebrates 173 years Since the Birth of Hristo Botev

Today marks 173 years since the birth of Hristo Botev.

A garland of glory will be laid in front of the monument of the great Bulgarian poet and revolutionary in his hometown of Kalofer. The solemn ceremony will begin with a military ritual from the yard of the Hristo Botev National Museum.

Dozens of People Enter the Cold Waters to Celebrate Epiphany Breaking the Anti-Covid Rules

Dozens of men set foot in the waters of Tundzha river in Kalofer for the traditional ritual of saving the cross, and to play the famous male ethnic dance of the Epiphany.

Due to the pandemic, there was no official organization, but many people gathered to follow tradition. Law enforcement forces tried to stop the dance, but it still happened.

COVID-19 in Bulgaria: 1277 New Cases, Sports Ban Fall Today

One of the bans imposed by order of the Minister of Health in the fight against the pandemic falls. From today, all athletes who have not reached the age of majority and have files to the sports federations can return to the gym. In addition to training again, they have the right to participate in team sports matches.

Bulgaria: Remarkable Roman Villa Discovered Near Dolna Kremena Village

Excavations of the Roman villa near the village of Dolna Kremena (Mezdra region) began in 1972, as a statue with two faces (the so-called Hermi- after the god Hermes) was discovered here. It is established that this is a classic-style villa with a rectangular plan and three wings, located around a large courtyard with a total area of 1340 sq.m.