Dolni Dabnik

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Dolni Dabnik
Долни Дъбник
Skyline of Dolni Dabnik
Dolni Dabnik is located in Bulgaria
Dolni Dabnik
Dolni Dabnik
Location of Dolni Dabnik
Coordinates: 43°24′N 24°26′E / 43.400°N 24.433°E / 43.400; 24.433Coordinates: 43°24′N 24°26′E / 43.400°N 24.433°E / 43.400; 24.433
Country Bulgaria
 • Mayor Zhivko Zhelev
Elevation 110 m (360 ft)
Population (December 2009)[1]
 • Total 4,761
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 5870
Area code(s) 06514
License plate EH

Dolni Dabnik (Bulgarian: Долни Дъбник) is a town in Pleven Province in the Danubian Plain of central northern Bulgaria. It is the administrative centre of Dolni Dabnik municipality and lies to the west of the city of Pleven. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 4,761 inhabitants.[1]

Dolni Dabnik was first mentioned in 1430 and is known for its oil fields, some of the few in Bulgaria. Besides oil extraction, the locals are mainly occupied in agriculture.

Notable natives include Bulgaria international footballer Ivaylo Petkov (b. 1975), artist Ilia Beshkov (1901–1958) and politician Ventsislav Varbanov (b. 1962).

The name "Dolni Dabnik" literally means "lower oak place", in contrast to the neighbouring village of Gorni Dabnik ("higher oak place").


Dabnik Peak on Graham Land in Antarctica is named after Dolni Dabnik.


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