Settlement name



823 inhabitants


215.7 ha

Administrative status


Location of settlement centre

44.017 N, 22.950 E

Height of settlement centre

40 m


Kutovo is a village in Northwestern Bulgaria. It is located in Vidin Municipality, Vidin District, 12 km from the town of Vidin, about 1 km from the Danube and 153 km from Sofia.

It became a settlement in the early 15th century by families which migrated from the neighbouring countries: Romania (majority) and Serbia.  Initially, the village was named Kurto, which means "wolf" because, according to the legend, there was a terrible lonely wolf which devastated the local herds of domestic animals. Subsequently, the name gradually changed and reached its current version of Kutovo.


The St.St. Peter and Paul Church was built in 1873.

In the churchyard there is a Monument to the 33 soldiers from the village victims of the Balkan Wars and the First World War.

The Community centre "Prosveta" was established in 1937; its library holds over 16 000 volumes of books. It has a choir and children's dance troupe, which present the village in local, municipal and district events.

The School "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" is from 1880: today, it provides education also for the children from neighbouring villages of Antimovo, Koshava and Slanotran.

Between the villages of Kutovo and Antimovo (with distance between them of 2 km) is located a beautiful park (5 ha). There are growing rare species of trees. There is also a campsite with a restaurant in the locality of "Orliaka".

The Danube island Goliat ostrov (The Nude Island) is in front of Kutovo.

The potentials for tourism development are: eco, hunting, fishing, agricultural, culinary and other types of tourism.

Source:   http://bg.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A%D1%83%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE