Zimnitsa, Yambol Province

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Zimnitsa is located in Bulgaria
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
 • Mayor Milen Stamov
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.


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.


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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