Parcani, Transnistria

Parcani
Парка́ны (Russian)
Паркани (Ukrainian)
Commune
Parcani
Coordinates: 46°50′20″N 29°30′59″E / 46.83889°N 29.51639°E / 46.83889; 29.51639
Country  Moldova
Administrative territorial entity Transnistria autonomous territorial unit
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Parcani (Romanian: Parcani; Bulgarian: Паркани, Parkani; Ukrainian: Паркани, Parkany; Russian: Парканы, Parkany) is a large commune and village in the Slobozia District of Transnistria, a de facto independent entity within the internationally recognized borders of Moldova. The village has a population of around 10,500, of whom 95% are ethnic Bulgarians (Bessarabian Bulgarians). The first Bulgarian colonists arrived in the village in the early 19th century.[1] According to some sources, it is the largest Bulgarian-majority village outside the borders of Bulgaria.[2] A monument to Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski was unveiled in Parcani in September 2008.[3]

The village lies between Tiraspol and Tighina; it is serviced by the trolleybus line between the two cities.

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Coordinates: 46°50′12″N 29°30′32″E / 46.83667°N 29.50889°E / 46.83667; 29.50889

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