Kranevo

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Kranevo
Кранево
Beach near Kranevo
Beach near Kranevo
Kranevo is located in Bulgaria
Kranevo
Kranevo
Location of Kranevo
Coordinates: 43°20′N 28°3′E / 43.333°N 28.050°E / 43.333; 28.050Coordinates: 43°20′N 28°3′E / 43.333°N 28.050°E / 43.333; 28.050
CountryBulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Dobrich
Government
 • MayorRumen Nikolov
Elevation142 m (466 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total992
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal Code9649
Area code(s)0579

Kranevo (Bulgarian: Кранево) is a coastal village on the northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, part of Balchik Municipality, Dobrich Province. It is located in the historical region of Southern Dobruja. Between 1913 and 1940 it was part of Romania, being its southernmost settlement. An important lighthouse is installed on Cape Ekrene, 3 km (2 mi) south of the village. Kranevo enjoys high tourist population during summers and two of the reasons are its proximity to Albena (less than half an hour on foot, if you walk on the beach) and its clearly lower prices.

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The settlement was founded in the Ancient period, probably by the ancient Thracians and in the next periods was part of the Roman, Bulgarian and Ottoman Empires. Its name during Ottoman rule was Ekrene, and Ecrene under Romanian administration.

Kranevo Point on Tower Island in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica is named after Kranevo.[1]

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