|Vitanovo Nature Reserve|
Location of Vitanovo Reserve
|Location||Municipality of Malko Tarnovo, Burgas Province, Bulgaria|
|Nearest city||Malko Tarnovo|
|Governing body||Ministry of Environment and Water|
Vitanovo (Bulgarian: Витаново) is a nature reserve in the Strandzha mountains of south-eastern Bulgaria. It is one of the five reserves situated in Strandzha Nature Park. It lies in south-eastern Bulgaria near the border with Turkey. It encompasses an area of 1112.4 ha or 11.124 km2. The reserve can only be accessed with a special permission, issued by the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria, for conducting research or for specialized tourism under strict rules and routes.
Within the territory of the reserve there are 462 species of plants: 421 herbaceous, 26 relict and 9 Balkan endemic species. The reserve is characterized by forests of Fagus orientalis, Carpinus betulus, Quercus frainetto, Quercus cerris and different species of oak.
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- "Pictures of the Vitanovo Reserve". Evgeny Dinev Photography. Retrieved 18 June 2016.