Zimnitsa, Yambol Province

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Zimnitsa
Zimnitsa is located in Bulgaria
Zimnitsa
Zimnitsa
Location of Zimnitsa
Coordinates: 42°34′56″N 26°36′9″E / 42.58222°N 26.60250°E / 42.58222; 26.60250Coordinates: 42°34′56″N 26°36′9″E / 42.58222°N 26.60250°E / 42.58222; 26.60250
Country  Bulgaria
Provinces
(Oblast)
Yambol
Government
 • Mayor Tenyo Tenev
Elevation 153 m (502 ft)
Population http://grao.bg/tna/tab02.txt
 • Total 1,862
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 8690
Area code(s) 04768, +359-4768

Zimnitsa (Bulgarian: Зимница) is the largest village of Straldzha Municipality in southeastern Bulgaria. Zimnitsa is an important railway junction.

History[edit]

The first settlers came to the current location of the village in 1812 from a village called Karasarli which was to the north of nowadays Zimnitsa. They worked on the sheepfold of a local Ottoman lord (pasha), so the settlement was named "Kishlakoy" (turk.kishla-sheepfold; koy-village). The church was built in 1856 and saved the polulation during bandit attacks. In 1906 the village was renamed Zimnitsa.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture remains the main occupation of the local people. Many of them, however, work in the closest towns - Straldzha and Yambol.

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