Map - Aksakovo Municipality (Aksakovo)

Aksakovo Municipality (Aksakovo)
Aksakovo Municipality (Община Аксаково) is a municipality (obshtina) in Varna Province, Northeastern Bulgaria, located near the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. It is named after its administrative centre – the town of Aksakovo.

The municipality embraces a territory of 472 km², bordering the Dobrich Province to the north, with a population of 21,919 inhabitants, as of December 2009. In the southernmost parts of the area is the eastern end of Hemus motorway which is planned to connect the port of Varna with the country capital – Sofia. Also there is situated Varna International Airport.

Municipality Aksakovo is located in the eastern part of the Danube plain, occupies part of the Dobrudja plateau and small part of the valley of river Batova. It has direct access to the Black sea through 4 km stripe between Zlatni Piassatsi resort and Kranevo village. The municipality embraces 23 settlements with center the town of Aksakovo.

The strategic geographic position of Municipality Aksakovo combines transport connections on land, air and water. Through the territory of the municipality passes the highway Haemus connecting Varna with the capital Sofia. Very close are located the ports Varna West – 12 km., Varna East – 8 km. and Ferryboat complex – 6 km.

The civil airport for home and international transport is the second of importance in Bulgaria and is located on the territory of Municipality Aksakovo. In summer time charter flights connect the Airport Varna with all important airports in Europe and Asia.

The most important and constant transport connection is between the municipal center Aksakovo and Varna. By its well developed transport infrastructure Municipality Aksakovo is connected with the greatest resort complexes on the north Black sea coast – Zlatni Piassatsi, St. St. Constantine and Helena, Albena, Kranevo and Balchik. Near the municipality /on 6 km./ is located a Ferryboat complex and railway easing the contacts in the region with domestic and international partners.

Taking into account the close location of Aksakovo to the attractive tourist summer seaside resorts: St. St. Constantine and Helena, Zlatni Piassatsi and Albena, the municipality has all conditions for the growth of rural, hunting and sport tourism.

In the municipality territory parts of the nature park Zlatni Piassatsi, nature park Pobiti kamani and the area Batova are included.

Fully reconstructed and restored churches meet locals and guests from the country and abroad as well as they keep the Christian spirit in them.

The municipality is traditionally well developed agrarian region. The climate is especially good for the production of cereals and growth of vineyards. In the region of Aksakovo is located the greatest in the region greenhouse complex, where is employed on full-time year round basis an important part of the municipality population. The potential of agrarian lands is considered as priority for the economic growth of the municipality and one of the focuses is to lay the foundations of modern agricultural sector. 
Map - Aksakovo Municipality (Aksakovo)
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Bulgaria (България), officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the eastern flank of the Balkans, and is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. Bulgaria covers a territory of 110994 km2, and is the sixteenth-largest country in Europe. Sofia is the nation's capital and largest city; other major cities are Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas.

One of the earliest societies in the lands of modern-day Bulgaria was the Neolithic Karanovo culture, which dates back to 6,500 BC. In the 6th to 3rd century BC the region was a battleground for ancient Thracians, Persians, Celts and Macedonians; stability came when the Roman Empire conquered the region in AD 45. After the Roman state splintered, tribal invasions in the region resumed. Around the 6th century, these territories were settled by the early Slavs. The Bulgars, led by Asparuh, attacked from the lands of Old Great Bulgaria and permanently invaded the Balkans in the late 7th century. They established the First Bulgarian Empire, victoriously recognised by treaty in 681 AD by the Eastern Roman Empire. It dominated most of the Balkans and significantly influenced Slavic cultures by developing the Cyrillic script. The First Bulgarian Empire lasted until the early 11th century, when Byzantine emperor Basil II conquered and dismantled it. A successful Bulgarian revolt in 1185 established a Second Bulgarian Empire, which reached its apex under Ivan Asen II (1218–1241). After numerous exhausting wars and feudal strife, the empire disintegrated and in 1396 fell under Ottoman rule for nearly five centuries.
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