Makresh

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Makresh
Макреш
Makresh is located in Bulgaria
Makresh
Makresh
Location of Makresh
Coordinates: 43°46′N 22°40′E / 43.767°N 22.667°E / 43.767; 22.667
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Vidin
Government
 • Mayor Ivan Valchev
Elevation 194 m (636 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 472
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 3850
Area code(s) 09339

Makresh (Bulgarian: Макреш, pronounced [makrɛʃ])[missing stress] is a village in northwestern Bulgaria, part of Vidin Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Makresh Municipality, which lies in the western part of Vidin Province, close to the Bulgarian-Serbian border. Makresh is situated 35 kilometres from the provincial capital Vidin, in the westernmost Danubian Plain, with the western reaches of the Balkan Mountains to its west.

Municipality[edit]

Main article: Makresh Municipality

Makresh municipality has an area of 229 square kilometres includes the following 7 places:

Makresh municipality is mainly agricultural, growing wheat, barley, corn and rye. Sights in the area include the Rabisha Lake and the Rakovitsa Monastery dating to the 10th-11th century with the Holy Trinity Church.

Honour[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 43°46′N 22°40′E / 43.767°N 22.667°E / 43.767; 22.667