Opaka

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Opaka

Опака
City
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Coat of arms of Opaka
Coat of arms
Opaka is located in Bulgaria
Opaka
Opaka
Location of Opaka
Coordinates: 43°26′45.96″N 26°10′19.2″E / 43.4461000°N 26.172000°E / 43.4461000; 26.172000
CountryBulgaria
Province (Oblast)Targovishte
MunicipalityOpaka
Elevation
185 m (607 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,833
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code
7840
Area code(s)06039
License PlateT

Opaka (Bulgarian: Опака) is a town in Targovishte Province in northeast Bulgaria. As of December 2009, the town had a population of 2,873 [1] and covers an area of 57 square kilometres (22 sq mi). It is 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of the city of Rousse on the border with Romania and 250 kilometres (160 mi) northeast of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. Archeologists have found evidence of Thracian, Roman and Slavonic settlements in the area. Near the village of Krepcha, a stone monastery is the site of the oldest known Old Bulgarian Cyrillic inscription, dated from around 920 CE. A 2nd century Thracian tumulus containing various artifacts, including six leaves of a golden wreath and bronze figurines, was excavated in 2011.[2]

It is the seat of Opaka Municipality.

Honour[edit]

Opaka Rocks off Robert Island, South Shetland Islands are named after Opaka.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009
  2. ^ "Archaeology: New Thracian grave found in northeastern Bulgaria". The Sofia Echo. June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2011.

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Coordinates: 43°27′N 26°10′E / 43.450°N 26.167°E / 43.450; 26.167