Valchi Dol

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Valchi Dol
Вълчи дол
Orthodox church in Valchi Dol
Orthodox church in Valchi Dol
Valchi Dol is located in Bulgaria
Valchi Dol
Valchi Dol
Location of Valchi Dol
Coordinates: 43°24′N 27°33′E / 43.400°N 27.550°E / 43.400; 27.550
Country Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Varna
Government
 • Mayor Veselin Vasilev
Elevation 270 m (890 ft)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 3,460
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 9280
Area code(s) 05131

Valchi Dol (Bulgarian: Вълчи дол [ˈvəltʃi ˈdɔl]; also transliterated Vǎlči Dol) is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Varna Province. It is the administrative centre of Valchi Dol Municipality, which lies in the northwestern part of the Province. In December 2009 the town had 3,460 inhabitants.[1]

Valchi Dol is located at the watershed of the Dobruja, Varna and Shumen plateaux. Its name means "wolf's ravine" in Bulgarian, which is also reflected in its old Ottoman Turkish name, Kurtdere. It was a village, until proclaimed a town in 1974. A diesel power plant was installed in 1929, the first in a village in Bulgaria.

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Coordinates: 43°24′N 27°33′E / 43.400°N 27.550°E / 43.400; 27.550