Opaka

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Opaka
Опака
City
Skyline of Opaka
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
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Targovishte
Municipality Opaka
Elevation 185 m (607 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,833
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 7840
Area code(s) 06039
License Plate T

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 km². It is 70 km south of the city of Rousse on the border with Romania and 250 km 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.

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

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