|• Mayor||Valeri Valkov (independent)|
|Elevation||106 m (348 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
Kaspichan (Bulgarian: Каспичан, pronounced [ˈkaspit͡ʃɐn]) is a town in central northeastern Bulgaria, part of Shumen Province. It is located in the eastern Danubian Plain, some 70 km from the major Black Sea port Varna and around 120 km from the key Danube ports of Ruse and Silistra. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 3,260 inhabitants.
Kaspichan Municipality is located in the central part of Northeastern Bulgaria. It borders the municipalities of Shumen, Novi Pazar and Provadia.The administrative-territorial division includes 9 settlements. It occupies an extremely important strategic position in Northeastern Bulgaria. The town of Kaspichan is located 66 km from Varna and 120 km on average from the two major Danube ports of Ruse and Silistra. The railway station of the city is an important communication and transport hub in Northeastern Bulgaria.In the land of the town of Kaspichan is the village of the same name Kaspichan, which has no land of its own.
Kaspichan began its development as a market, and in 1866 as a railway station Shumli on the first railway line Ruse - Varna. The infrastructural importance of the station for the region grew rapidly after the Liberation.
Evidence of holding rural-municipal elections in the region in 1896 has been preserved.
Kaspichan is the administrative centre of Kaspichan municipality (part of Shumen Province), which includes the following nine places with a total population of 9,822 (as of 2005):
Places to visit
The cultural events are held in the cultural center, which unites Chitalishte "Awakening", the city library and the cinema.
The former pioneer home has been turned into a municipal children's complex.
Orthodox Church of St. Panteleimon the Great Martyr from the beginning of the 20th century.
In the neighborhood Kalugeritza - a unique Orthodox cemetery with huge crosses from the 15th and 16th centuries. In the area of Kireka above the village in the 80s the archaeologist Todor Balabanov discovered the remains of an early Christian monastery from the 4th century period.
Every year in the town of Kaspichan are held various events (festivals, concerts, fairs, competitions, etc.) related to the "Days of my city", which in Kaspichan begin the last week of May. On July 2 every year Roca Bulgaria AD celebrates its holiday at Lokomotiv Stadium[disambiguation needed], Kaspichan.
The Kaspichan railway station, an important junction in the Bulgarian northeast
Ruins of the early medieval city of Pliska, the first Bulgarian capital
- (in English) Bulgarian National Statistical Institute - Bulgarian towns in 2009 Archived November 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
- Vasil Mikov, Origin and meaning of the names of our cities, villages, rivers, mountains and places, Hr. Printing House. G. Danov, Sofia 1943
- Black Sea - weekly newspaper, ed. Petar Bobchevski, no. 2, June 16, 1891, p. 3
- Free citizen - weekly newspaper, body of the Varna Liberal Bureau / Ed. Peter Hr. Genkov, no. 5, Aug. 28, 1896, p. 3
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- Kaspichan municipality website (in Bulgarian)