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 EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
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. Ivan Vazov's novel Under the Yoke features Byala Cherkva.


  • OU "Bacho Kiro"


  • Church "Saint Dimitar"


The town area spots churches, monuments and river bridges.