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Strazhitsa is located in Bulgaria
Location of Strazhitsa
Coordinates: 43°14′N 25°58′E / 43.233°N 25.967°E / 43.233; 25.967
Country  Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo
 - Mayor Stefan Stefanov
Population (2008)[1]
 - Total 5,582
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 5150
Area code(s) 06161

Strazhitsa (Bulgarian: Стражица, pronounced [ˈstraʒit͡sə]; also transliterated Stražica, Strazhica, Strazhitza, etc.) is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Veliko Tarnovo Province. It is the administrative centre of Strazhitsa municipality, which lies in the eastern part of Veliko Tarnovo Province. The town is located in the central Danubian Plain, not far from the Balkan Mountains, 45 kilometres northeast of the provincial capital of Veliko Tarnovo.

The town was badly damaged by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 on 7 December 1986. Strazhitsa has an art gallery, an Eastern Orthodox church dedicated to the Dormition of the Mother of God, as well as a museum of local history. Strazhitsa's name comes from the Bulgarian root strazh (страж), meaning "guard".


Strazhitsa municipality covers an area of 512 square kilometres and includes the following 22 places:

  • Asenovo
  • Balkantsi
  • Blagoevo
  • Bryagovitsa
  • Gorski Senovets
  • Kamen
  • Kavlak
  • Kesarevo
  • Lozen
  • Lyubentsi
  • Mirovo
  • Nikolaevo
  • Novo Gradishte
  • Nova Varbovka
  • Strazhitsa
  • Sushitsa
  • Temenuga
  • Tsarski Izvor
  • Vinograd
  • Vladislav
  • Vodno
  • Zhelezartsi

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Coordinates: 43°14′N 25°58′E / 43.233°N 25.967°E / 43.233; 25.967



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