Velkovtsi, Pernik Province

Velkovtsi (Bulgarian: Велковци) is a village in western Bulgaria. It belongs to the municipality of Breznik, in the district of Pernik.[1] It is situated at 8 km from Breznik and at about 30 km from the capital Sofia. One of the biggest neighbourhoods of the village is Pali Lula, located on the main road Batanovtsi - Breznik.

Velkovtsi, Pernik Province

Велковци
Velkovtsi, Pernik Province is located in Bulgaria
Velkovtsi, Pernik Province
Velkovtsi, Pernik Province
Location of Velkovtsi
Coordinates: 42°42′29″N 22°40′14″E / 42.70806°N 22.67056°E / 42.70806; 22.67056Coordinates: 42°42′29″N 22°40′14″E / 42.70806°N 22.67056°E / 42.70806; 22.67056
Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Pernik
Elevation
700 m (2,300 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total210
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
2375
Area code(s)07755
License plateB

HistoryEdit

 
The church 'Saint Anna'

The local school was built in 1923 with donations from the villagers. The school had four classrooms and was named after Hristo Botev. The building of the church to be named 'Sn. Anna' (Света Ана) started in 1926 but was never completed, and after 1944 abandoned. The little monastery at the edge of the village was destroyed the same year.

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