Byala Cherkva

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Бяла черква
Бяла черква is located in Bulgaria
Бяла черква
Бяла черква
Location of Byala Cherkva
Coordinates: 43°12′N 25°18′E / 43.200°N 25.300°E / 43.200; 25.300Coordinates: 43°12′N 25°18′E / 43.200°N 25.300°E / 43.200; 25.300
Country Bulgaria
Veliko Turnovo
 • Mayor Ivan Petkov
Elevation 104 m (341 ft)
Population (31.12.2009)[1][2]
 • Total 2,612
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code 5220
Area code(s) 06134

Byala Cherkva (Bulgarian: Бяла черква) is a town in Pavlikeni Municipality part of Veliko Turnovo Province, Central-North Bulgaria. The settlement is located close to the town of Pavlikeni about 28 km away from the city of Veliko Tarnovo. Its name in Bulgarian means white church, a popular placename around the world, equivalent to Bela Crkva, Weisskirchen, Whitechurch, etc. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 2,612 inhabitants.[1][2]

Notable natives include the revolutionary Bacho Kiro (1835–1876), the poet and minister of culture Tsanko Tserkovski, and politician Rayko Daskalov.


Belfry Byala Cherkva

The first settlement - Byala Cherkva - originated on the higher right bank of the Rositsa river during the first Bulgarian state, as at the beginning of the 13th century. In 1832 people from the village built the first church - "St. Dimitar".


  • School "Bacho Kiro"
Orthodox church "St. Dimitar


  • Church "Saint Dimitar"


The town area spots churches, monuments and river bridges.

Factory in Byala Cherkva