Kakrina is a village in central northern Bulgaria
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, part of Lovech Municipality
Lovech Municipality
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, Lovech Province
Lovech Province
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. It lies in the central Fore-Balkan Mountains
Balkan Mountains
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, at an altitude of 465 metres (1,525.6 ft). As of 2008, it has a population of 298.

Kakrina is mainly famous as the site of the Kakrina Inn (Къкринско ханче, Kakrinsko hanche) where national hero Vasil Levski
Vasil Levski
Vasil Levski, born Vasil Ivanov Kunchev, , is a Bulgarian revolutionary and a national hero of Bulgaria. Dubbed the Apostle of Freedom, Levski ideologised and strategised a revolutionary movement to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule...

 was captured by the Ottoman
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 government in 1872. The inn is today a museum and one of the official 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria
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