Valchitran is a village in Pleven Province, central northern Bulgaria.[1] Established by Thracians in 458, one of the most famous Thracian treasures in Bulgaria— the Valchitran treasure— was discovered by villagers while working on their farm.

Valchitran has Nikita Khrushchev as an honorary citizen. Khrushchev was on his way to Sofia in a plane, when the plane experienced technical difficulties and had to land in Kamenetz [bg], a small town nearby which had a military airfield. Khrushchev had to pass through Valchitran in order to get to Sofia.

The current mayor of Valchitran is Milena Tarova. Today Valchitran is mainly a bird breeding cooperative.


  1. ^ Palahutev, Georgi; Böcker, Simone (2017). DuMont Reise-Handbuch Reiseführer Bulgarien. Dumont Reiseverlag. p. 271. ISBN 9783770179985.

Coordinates: 43°20′N 24°52′E / 43.333°N 24.867°E / 43.333; 24.867