The region of Veliko Turnovo is located in the north central part of Bulgaria. This area is 4 666, 691km2, that is 4.2% of the area of the country. The population is 294 668 people is 3.6% of the population of the country. Veliko Turnovo region is comprised of 10 municipalities and 336 villages.
Infrastructure-gas, water, electricity supply, telecommunications network
The indexes for the means of communication in the regionare higher than the average in the country. The whole phone-density in the region is 97.11 /number of phones for 100 households/. The average for the country is 84.64. As a whole the index of digital technology in the region is also higher than the country one.
Logistics-roads, railroads, airports
The regional road network is long - 1599 km - that is 4.4% of the whole road network of the country. Its density is higher than the average of the entire country.
The geographic location of the region of Veliko Turnovo in one of the crossroads in Bulgaria and the Balkans. Most traffic from North of Europe to South West Europe, Turkey and the Middle East and vice versa passes through the area.
Along the West-East route through the region is the national highway "Hemus" connecting Sofia and Varna.
One of the most important advantages of the traffic infrastructure of the region is the international airport in the town of Gorna Oriahovitsa. It works non-stop and with state-of-the-art equipment. It takes in cargo, passenger and charter flights from all over the road.
The huge railway junction in Gorna Oriahovitsa is of national significance for the Republic railway traffic and the International Railway Corridors, passing through the region. Here, the European road E-680 /Sofia-Varna/ and a part of the E-95 /Rouse- Gorna Oriahovitsa- Podkova/, are crossing each other.
These roads are categorized in the European agreement for combined transport. The whole length of the railway network is 288km- that is 6.7% of the whole railway network of the country. To the north, the region of Veliko Turnovo borders with the river Danube. The port of the town of Svishtov is built on the southern side of the river and is the main port for the region as it connects Bulgaria with the countries situated on the Central Danube (Hungary, Austria and Germany). The port provides inexpensive, ecological traffic of long-distance mass cargoes and boat trips along the Danube for tourists and birdwatchers.
The distance from Sofia Airport to Veliko Turnovo is 250 km., and from Gorna Oryahovitsa Cargo Airport to Veliko Turnovo -only 7 km .
- Bus Schedule Sofia-Veliko Tarnovo
The municipality of Veliko Turnovo is the biggest one by geographic size and population in the region, therefore it is an educational, cultural, tourism and historical centre. It boasts with of the on largest university in Bulgaria- "St. St. Cyril and Methodious". There are courses in humanities, economics and informational technologies. Veliko Turnovo University is a member of the Association of the European Universities, the International Association of Universities and the Eastern European University network. It is connected with some related universities in France and the University "Friedrich Schiller" of Yen, Germany.
Places to visit and tourist information
Architectural museum reserves Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, Momina Krepost, Arbanassi.
Patriarchal church "Ascension" on Tsarevets Hill; the churches "St. Dimitrius of Thessalonica", "St. George", "Forty Holy Martyrs" and "St. Peter and St. Paul"; the monasteries "VelikataLavra", "Preobrazhenski" (Transfiguration) and "Kapinovski"."Gurko" street - the ethnographic exposition and the houses from the time of Bulgarian National Revival, built in 18th and 19th centuries, standing in tiers in a picturesque way and mirroring in the Yantra River are part of the unique architectural specificity of Veliko Tarnovo.
Business information and contact data
Bulgarian Commercial Chamber
Tel. +359 62 630125
Regional Veterinary Centre
Tel. +359 62 40863
Regional Development Fund
Tel. +359 62 30597
Agency for Regional Development
Tel. +359 62 605060
Regional Center for Small and Medium Enterprises
Tel. +359 631 30697
Bulgarian Building and Construction Chamber
Tel. +359 62 623918
Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Tel. +359 62 605014, Tel./Fax +359 62 605015
Tel. +359 618 31055
Tel.+359 631 28735