Han Krum (village)

Han Krum (Bulgarian: Хан Крум) is a village in the municipality of Preslav, Shumen Province, north-eastern Bulgaria. As of 2007 it has 408 inhabitants.

Han Krum

Хан Крум
Khan Krum Church 1.jpg
Han Krum is located in Bulgaria
Han Krum
Han Krum
Location of Han Krum
Coordinates: 43°12′N 26°53′E / 43.200°N 26.883°E / 43.200; 26.883
Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Shumen Province
Government
 • MayorStoyan Batov (BDS Radicals)
Area
 • Total5.763 km2 (2.225 sq mi)
Elevation
98 m (322 ft)
Population
 (2007-01-01)[1]
 • Total408
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
9863

Up to 1899 the village was called Chatalar and was then renamed to Tsar Krum and in 1977 to Khan Krum, after Krum who ruled Bulgaria between 803 and 814. According to some historians the Gothic episcopal see of Ulfilas was located on the site of the village. There are remains of churches dated to 4th and 5th centuries.

The old Bulgarian Palace of Omurtag, also known as Aul of Omurtag was discovered in the surroundings of the village. The palace is dated to the constructions of Khan Omurtag (814-831) based on the Chatalar Inscription.

A rock monastery is situated close to the village based on a natural cave which was later expanded.

SourcesEdit

  • Тодор Балабанов. Отново за готите и епископския център от IV-V в. до с. Хан Крум, Шуменско. - Във: Великотърновският университет "Св. Св. Кирил и Методий" и българската археология - 1. Велико Търново, УИ "Св. св. Кирил и Методий" - Велико Търново, 2010.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Bulgaria Guide, Han Krum". Retrieved 19 October 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)