Oreshak, Lovech Province

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42°53′N 24°46′E / 42.883°N 24.767°E / 42.883; 24.767

Oreshak

Oreshak (Bulgarian: Орешак) is a village, situated in the middle part of the Balkan Mountains in Troyan Municipality, Lovech Province, Bulgaria. There is a famous ethnographic complex very close to the Troyan Monastery — one of the biggest monasteries in Bulgaria. In 2005, the village had a population of 2,306 (2007). The late Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim was born there on October 29, 1914 and was buried there after his death in November 2012.