List of caves in Bulgaria

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The list caves in Bulgaria, as of 2002, includes around 4,500 underground formations.[1] The earliest written records about the caves in Bulgaria are found in the manuscripts of the 17th century Bulgarian National Revival figure and historian Petar Bogdan. The first Bulgarian speleological society was established in 1929. The caves in the country are inhabited by more than 700 invertebrate species and 32 of the 37 species of bats found in Europe.

The longest caves in Bulgaria are Duhlata (17,600 m) and Orlova Chuka (13,437 m). The first show cave is Bacho Kiro, inaugurated in 1937.

Partial list of Bulgarian caves

Image Name Location Notes
Bacho Kiro Cave.jpg Bacho Kiro cave Gabrovo Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Listed in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.[2]
Devetashka pestera lqto 2009 1.JPG Devetashka cave Lovech Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. The cave used to be a secret military site.[3][4]
DevilsThroathCave.jpg Devil's Throat Cave Smolyan Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. The cave has the largest population of common bent-wing bat in the Balkans. Listed in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.[5]
Main de Tangra dans la grotte de Duhlata.JPG Duhlata Pernik Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. The longest cave in Bulgaria, at 17,600 m.[6]
Kozarnika Vidin Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Dwelling of early humans 1.6 million years ago.[7]
LedenikaCave.jpg Ledenika Vratsa Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Listed in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.[8]
Magura - drawings.jpg Magura Cave Vidin Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Prehistoric drawings. Listed in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.[9]
Скални форми от пещерата Орлова чука.JPG Orlova Chuka Ruse Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Second longest cave in Bulgaria 13,437 m.[10]
Prohodna cave Eyes TottoBG.jpg Prohodna cave Lovech Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. The cave is featured in several movies, including the 1988 Time of Violence.[11]
WhiteCastleStalagmite.jpg Saeva dupka Lovech Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Listed in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.[12]
Snejanka-Cave.jpg Snezhanka cave Pazardzhik Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Listed in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.[13]
100px Uhlovitsa Smolyan Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Listed in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.[14]
Yagodinska Cave, cave pearls.jpg Yagodinska cave Smolyan Province Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Listed in the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.[15]

See also

Citations

  1. География на България. Физическа и социално-икономическа география. „ФорКом“. 2002. p. 64. ISBN 954-464-123-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 100 National Tourist Sites, Bacho Kiro cave (in Bulgarian)
  3. Документ на Министерство на икономиката и енергетиката на Република България, .doc file
  4. The same document as html through Google
  5. 100 National Tourist Sites, Devil's Throat cave (in Bulgarian)
  6. Caves of Bulgaria, Duhlata cave (in Bulgarian)
  7. Rincon, Paul (2004-03-16). "Early human marks are 'symbols'". BBC. Retrieved 12 May 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. 100 National Tourist Sites, Ledenika cave (in Bulgarian)
  9. 100 National Tourist Sites, Magura cave (in Bulgarian)
  10. Caves of Bulgaria, Orlova Chuka cave (in Bulgarian)
  11. Ягодова, Весела; Сава Чанкова (2010-07-27). "Какво още". Light (in Bulgarian). Икономедиа. Retrieved 12 February 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. 100 National Tourist Sites, Saeva dupka cave (in Bulgarian)
  13. 100 National Tourist Sites, Snezhanka cave (in Bulgarian)
  14. 100 National Tourist Sites, Uhlovitsa cave (in Bulgarian)
  15. 100 National Tourist Sites, Yagodinska cave (in Bulgarian)

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