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Encyclopedia > Balchik
Map of Bulgaria, Balchik is indicated
Population 13,918 (15.12.2004)
Altitude 199 m
Postal code 9600
Area code 0579
Geographic coordinates 43° 25' north, 28° 10' east
Time zone EET
(UTC+2; UTC+3 in summer)
Mayor Krasimir Mihaylov

Balchik (Bulgarian Балчик, Romanian Balcic) is a Black Sea coastal town in the Southern Dobruja area of northeastern Bulgaria. It is located in Dobrich Oblast and is 42 km northeast of Varna. In classical antiquity it was the ancient Greek colony of Krunoi and later the Greek-Byzantine fortress Dionysopolis (after Dionysus). It the Middle Ages it was part of the Bulgarian Empire but its importance was eclipsed by the nearby town of Karvuna (Kavarna). However, under the Ottoman Empire and later Bulgaria, the town of Balchik grew up and is now a popular tourist destination. Image File history File links Balchik. ... Since 1999 Bulgaria is divided into 28 oblasts (provinces or regions) that correspond aproximatly to the 28 okrugs that existet before 1987. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre (in the U.S., chiefly meter) is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... Blagoevgrad - 2700 Bansko - 2770 Bania - 2778 Kremen - 2771 Eleshnitza - 2782 Dobrinishte - 2777 Belitsa - 2780 Gotse Delchev - 2900 Gurmen - 2960 Kresna - 2840 Petrich - 2850 Razlog - 2760 Sandanski - 2800 Satovcha - 2950 Simitli - 2730 Strumiani - 2825 Hadzidimovo - 2933 Yakoruda - 2790 Riltzi Burgas - 8000 Dyuny - 8001 Elenite - 8002 Slunchev Briag/Sunny Beach - 8240 Aitos... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... Moscow Time Eastern European Summer Time Eastern African Time Category: ... The Bulgarian Black Sea Coast covers the whole eastern border of Bulgaria. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Southern Dobruja (Добруджа in Bulgarian, Dobrogea de sud or Cadrilater in Romanian) is an area of north-eastern Bulgaria comprising the administrative districts named for its two principal cities of Dobrich and Silistra. ... Categories: Bulgaria geography stubs | Regions of Bulgaria ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Varna (Bulgarian: Варна) is the third largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia and Plovdiv, with a population of 351,552(10. ... It has been suggested that Greco-Roman be merged into this article or section. ... Ancient Greece is the period in Greek history lasting for close to a millennium, until the rise of Christianity. ... Byzantine Empire (Greek: Βυζαντινή Αυτοκρατορία) is the term conventionally used since the 19th century to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centered at its capital in Constantinople. ... Dionysus with a panther and satyr, in the Palazzo Altemps (Rome, Italy) Dionysus or Dionysos (Ancient Greek: Διώνυσος or Διόνυσος; also known as Bacchus in both Greek and Roman mythology and associated with the Italic Liber), the Thracian god of wine, represents not only the intoxicating power of wine, but also its... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... The history of Bulgaria began in the 7th century AD with the arrival of the Bulgars in the Balkans. ... Kavarna (Bulgarian: Каварна) is a Black Sea coastal town in the Dobruja region of northeastern Bulgaria. ... Imperial motto (Ottoman Turkish) دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power (1683) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Söğüt (1299-1326), Bursa (1326-1365), Edirne (1365-1453), Ä°stanbul (1453-1922) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanl...

During Romania's occupation of Southern Dobruja (1913 to 1940), the Balchik Palace was the favored summer residence of Queen Marie and her immediate family. The town is the site of Marie's Oriental villa, the place where her heart was kept, in accordance with her last wishes, until 1940 (when the Treaty of Craiova awarded the region back to Bulgaria). It was then moved to various locations within Romania, including Bran Castle. Today, the Balchik Palace and the adjacent Balchik Botanical Garden are the town's most popular landmarks. 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... The queens summer residence with the minaret The Balchik Palace (Bulgarian: Дворец[ът] в Балчик, Dvorets[at] v Balchik; Romanian: Castelul din Balcic) is a palace in the Bulgarian Black Sea town and resort of Balchik in Southern Dobruja. ... Princess Marie of Edinburgh, later Queen of Romania (October 29, 1875 – July 18, 1938), was a member of the British Royal Family. ... The Treaty of Craiova was signed on September 7, 1940 between Romania and Bulgaria. ... Bran Castle near Brasov in Transylvania is a national monument and landmark of Romanian tourism. ...

Balchik Ridge, in Antarctica, is named after the town. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

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With golf and marina investments in the area, Balchik is emerging as a rapidly expanding property investment and tourism area.
The town of Balchik is situated 36 km north northeast of Varna, on the Black Sea Coast.
During that period it was known as the ancient Greek colony of Krouni, the Greek and subsequently Byzantine fortress of Dionyssopolis, mediaeval Bulgarian town Karvouna and the Ottoman and subsequently again Bulgarian town of Balchik.
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