About the village
The rich cultural and historical heritage as well as the geographical position of the region in the Kamchia River’s lowland precondition the development of the economic life in the village. It is a concrete option to stimulate the economic life in villages, to attract recourses and to create alternative occupations for local population. The region is rich in historical, cultural and natural landmarks but most of them are slightly known and/or undeveloped for offering in the tourist market. The development of village and alternative tourism includes all types of tourist services that could be developed in the village: accommodation of tourists in village houses, familiarization with the local cuisine, presentation of traditions and folklore customs, participation in local events (e.g. fairs), visits of restored houses of the Bulgarian national revival, complete use of the tourist sights – natural and cultural, etc. Tourists could take part in the household’s daily round, to pick up fruits and vegetables, herbs, to prepare traditional dishes, to take part in customs and feasts of the region, to observe or study local crafts, folklore and agricultural traditions.
The region offers exceptional climate and lack of pollution; geographic position (proximity to main thoroughfares – 20 km of Shumen and about 110 km of Varna and its international airport); accumulation of attractive tourist opportunities – mineral water, mountain, cultural and historical sights, interesting folklore and traditions; an option to observe birds and plants, etc.
The favourable climate, warm winds, the hilly area rich in springs (some of which have healing properties) enable development of a yearlong ecological and medicinal tourism. In close proximity to the local dam lake there is a picturesque wood that offers an option for construction of a holiday village and recreational base, practicing of different sports – horse riding, mountain bicycling and fishing, creation of tourist routes and eco-paths. The region abounds in animal species, which is a prerequisite for development of hunting tourism.

The archeological researches in the 20th century showed that the area of Yankovo Village has been inhabited since ancient times. There is a legend on the village formation. It tells that it was named to the first settler Yankula. He was a shepherd and settled there with his flock and other shepherd with their families. During the ages of Ottoman rule the village’s name remained unchanged with some variations. The main trade in the region is in sheep that were delivered from local sheep-breeders to the state and the army against payment. During that time Yankovo is among the biggest Bulgarian settlements at the foot of the Balkan Mountains.

 
Currently in the village of Iankovo exist:
- 502 inhabitable houses;
- 887 inhabitants, from which females - 451, males - 436;
- 53 children under 7 years age;
- 35 children from 7 to 14 years old;
- 42 teenagers from 14 to 18 years old;
- 182 females from 18 to 57 years old;
- 235 males from 18 to 62 years old;
- 203 females above 57 years old - retired;
- 137 males above 62 years old - retired;

 

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