Vitanovo (Bulgarian: Витаново) is a nature reserve in the Strandzha mountains of south-eastern Bulgaria. Vitanovo is one of the five reserves situated in Strandzha Nature Park. It lies in south-eastern Bulgaria near the border with Turkey. The reserve encompasses an area of 1112.4 ha or 11.124 km2. The reserve can only be accessed with a special permission, issued by the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria, for conducting research or for specialized tourism under strict rules and routes.
|Vitanovo Nature Reserve|
|Location||Municipality of Malko Tarnovo, Burgas Province, Bulgaria|
|Nearest city||Malko Tarnovo|
|Governing body||Ministry of Environment and Water|
Within the territory of the reserve there are 462 species of plants: 421 herbaceous, 26 relict and 9 Balkan endemic species. The reserve is characterized by forests of Fagus orientalis, Carpinus betulus, Quercus frainetto, Quercus cerris and different species of oak.
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- "Register of the Protected Territories and Zones in Bulgaria". Official Site of the Executive Environment Agency of Bulgaria. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
- "Official Site of the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria". Retrieved 18 June 2016.
- "Strandzha Nature Park". Official Site of Strandzha Nature Park. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
- "Pictures of the Vitanovo Reserve". Evgeny Dinev Photography. Retrieved 18 June 2016.