Apriltsi is a part of National Park Central Balkan

Apriltsi basic facts


Apriltsi is located on the northern slopes of the Central Balkan Mountains. The terrain is hilly and mountainous; it covers an area of 238 thousand square metres, situated in the range of 500-600 m above sea-level.  A part of Apriltsi municipality is included in Natura 2000. The highest mountain peak of the Balkan Mountains – Botev Peak (2376 m) is located in the territory, as well as Maragidik Peak, which is of unique form and beauty, and some parts of the Central Balkan National Park and reserve Severen Djendem. The climate is transitional - from moderate to mountainous, with clearly marked four seasons: rainy spring, warm summer, sunny autumn and mild and snowy winter. Precipitation rates are above the average for the country – 800-900 litres per square metre. Rainfall is distributed unevenly throughout the year. It reaches its maximum in May and June, and its minimum in February. Snow cover lasts about 80 days per year.
The region is relatively rich in water sources – Ostreshka river, Vidima river. Apriltsi is rich in cultural sight and events, which explains the development of cultural tourism.
Monastery Apriltsi Sveta Troitsa /Holy Trinity/, museum and historical sights are located here. Many festivals are held in the territory of Apriltsi , which are typical and traditional for this part of the country.
The region has 4  “chitalishte” community centres and each of them includes library services. Choral singing and folk dancing are also practised in most of them.
Production of handicrafts is also typical for the region; exhibitions of crafts are often
organized and amateur art activities are developed, including art activities for children,
development and promotion of fine art, including workshops for artists, children’s art through
thematic exhibitions and competitions.

The first Sheep-breeders Association in Bulgaria was registered in Apriltsi. This is the only place in Central Stara Planina where the alpine sheep-breeding is kept and develops. The Central-Stara-Planina sheep is bred here mainly. White brine cheese is still produced in the alpine dairy farms by traditional technologies.

Apriltsi is located on the northern slopes of the

Central Balkan Mountains. The terrain is hilly and mountainous; it covers an area of 238 thousand square metres, situated in the range of 506 m above sea-level. A part of Apriltsi municipality is included in

Natura 2000. The highest mountain peak of the Balkan Mountains – Botev Peak (2376 m) is

located in the territory, as well as Maragidik Peak, which is of unique form and beauty, and

some parts of the Central Balkan National Park and reserve Severen

Djendem. The climate is transitional - from moderate to mountainous, with

clearly marked four seasons: rainy spring, warm summer, sunny autumn and mild and snowy

winter. Precipitation rates are above the average for the country – 800-900 litres per square

metre. Rainfall is distributed unevenly throughout the year. It reaches its maximum in May

and June, and its minimum in February. Snow cover lasts about 80 days per year.

The region is relatively rich in water sources – Ostreshka river, Vidima river. Apriltsi is rich in cultural sight and events, which explains the development of

cultural tourism.

Monasstery Apriltsi Sveta Troitsa /Holy Trinity/, museum and historical sights are located here. Many

festivals are held in the territory of Apriltsi , which are typical and traditional

for this part of the country.

The region has 4 “chitalishte” community centres and each of them includes library

services. Choral singing and folk dancing are also practised in most of them.

Production of handicrafts is also typical for the region; exhibitions of crafts are often

organized and amateur art activities are developed, including art activities for children,

development and promotion of fine art, including workshops for artists, children’s art through

thematic exhibitions and competitions.

 
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