Village Konevo

The village of Konevo is situated not far away from the second biggest lake in Bulgaria - lake Ticha, at the foot of the eastern Old Mountain and its altitude is 400 m. The village has a population of 285 persons. The international road E7, which connects Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey, passes through the village. There is from the village a wonderful panorama towards the lake and the high peaks of the mountain. Lake Ticha is the second biggest lake in Bulgaria with circumference of 100 km.

12 km away from the lake village is situated one of the biggest hunting centres in Bulgaria. Red deer, roe deer, wild boar, foxes, jackal and wildcat are the most typical representatives of the wildlife inhabiting the territory of the centre. Among the finest trophies gained here is one for red deer with a weight of antlers of 12.340 kg and 236 CIC points.

It is situated in the northeastern part of Bulgaria on the slopes of the Preslavsko-Dragoevska mountain - a spur of the eastern part of the Balkan range - the longest mountain range in the country. The area is about 18.700 ha. The nearest airport is in Varna - 120 km. The distance from the capital Sofia is about 370 km. The main forest area is located to the north of the town of Veliki Preslav. The second largest forest stretches over the southern slopes of the Shumensko plateau. The other areas are dispersed among the cultivated agricultural lands to the west of the Ticha dam lake.

The municipal town of Varbitca is situated 10 km from the village. Investigations say that at the place of present-day Varbitca town was the capital of the Slav tribes Severy  in the ancient times, known as Cika town. Later on the name was changed to Gerilgrad. During the year 1677 by order of the sultan Mesut Geray, heir of Gengis Khan was appointed as a controller of the Gerlovoto (the name of the region) with headquarters Gerilgrad (today Varbitca). The title of Mesut Geray was equivalent to sultan. In present-day Varbitca  ruins of sarai (kind of buildings of Geray's) can still be seen. To 3 km from Varbitca town  the mountain resort Varbitca is situated, famous of its mineral springs (healing waters) and holidays homes.






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