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Cultural and Conference Tourism

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Satelite photo of Augusta fortress: http://visit.guide-bulgaria.com/NW/Vratsa/Kozloduy/Harlets/_id=365

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Settlement name



2 155 inhabitants


476.81 ha

Administrative status


Location of settlement centre

 43.700 N, 23.833 E

Height of settlement centre



Harlets is a village in northwestern Bulgaria. It is located in Kozloduy Municipality, Vratsa District, 12 km from the town of Kozloduy. On the north, Harlets reaches the Danube and on the east borders the Ogosta river.

The village has a venerable history. Cultural landmark in the village is the Augusta Fortress (8000 sq.m), located in the locality of „Kaleto” ("Тhe Fortress"), 5 km north of the village. The Fortress has the shape of an irregular pentagon, elongated from north to south. The gates of the fortress were three (towards west, north an east) the towers were thirteen. During the period 1973-1984, on the territory of the fortress were made archaeological surveys, which provide significant scientific results. The earliest remains registered on the site are from the late Bronze Age. The first settlement was from the Thracian times, it existed until the establishment of Roman rule in today’s northern Bulgaria. Data for permanent Roman military presence are from the middle of 1st century, when a fortified camp was built. Initially the camp was surrounded by a fortification of wood and earth, which later grew into fortified stone walls. The Roman and early Byzantine city centre "Augusta" with fortification system was built in 2nd – 4th c. The fortress walls are dug to 2.3 m and their thickness was up to 2.5 m; they were built of roughly cut stones. The city was successively destroyed during the Gothic invasions in 3rd and 4th c. and then rebuilt. The last destruction of the city is in the 6th century (in 582) by the Avars and then it was not restored. The studies have found that in 12th century a Slavonic-Bulgarian settlement was built on the place of Augusta fortress. In 1984, Augusta was declared as national archaeological preserved site "Antique Fortress Augusta”.

The first Nuclear Power Plant in the Balkans was built here, 3 km from the village centre.

The landmark is the Assumption of Holy Virgin Church, which is the guardian of the local spirit; it was built in 1884.

There are 3 dams near the village that are suitable for fishing. 

Source:   http://bg.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A5%D1%8A%D1%80%D0%BB%D0%B5%D1%86