Apriltsi

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For other places with the same name, see Apriltsi (disambiguation).
View of the Central Balkan Mountains from Apriltsi
Apriltzi
Hotel in Apriltsi
Hotel in Apriltsi
Apriltzi is located in Bulgaria
Apriltzi
Apriltzi
Location of Apriltsi
Coordinates: 42°50′N 24°55′E / 42.833°N 24.917°E / 42.833; 24.917Coordinates: 42°50′N 24°55′E / 42.833°N 24.917°E / 42.833; 24.917
Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Lovech
Government
 • Mayor Benko Valev
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (01.02.2011[1])
 • Total 3,318
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 5641
Area code(s) 06958

Apriltsi (Bulgarian: Априлци) is a small town in Lovech Province, Central-North Bulgaria, located in the vicinity of the highest part of Stara Planina mountain. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Apriltsi Municipality. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 3,318 inhabitants.[1]

Due to its favourable location in a valley at the foot of Botev Peak in the Balkan Mountains, Apriltsi is a newly developing tourist resort in the region. Besides Botev, notable peaks in the area are Triglav and Maragidik.

The town was founded by the merging of four large mountain villages: Novo Selo, Zla Reka, Vidima and Ostrets, which are today the town's neighbourhoods. Due to this, it has a rather rural appearance with some 19th-century Bulgarian houses preserved.

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