Geography and population: The region of Bourgas is situated in the South-East part of the Republic of Bulgaria. The region is the second largest in the country, after the Sofia region, with its area amounting to 7753.14 square km. The population of the region is 440372 inhabitants in 255 settlements, 16 of which are towns and 239 – villages. Nearly 69,9% of the population live in the towns and 30,2% - in the villages. The density of population of Bourgas region is 55.1 people per square km whilst for the whole country this parameter is 74.6 people per sq. km. read more...
The Razgrad region is located in the north-eastern section of the Danube plain, with area of 2 637 sq. km. 1 020 sq. miles, or 2,4 % of the total area of Bulgaria The Razgrad region borders with the Rousse, Silistra, Shoumen and Targovishte regions.Razgrad region comprises seven municipalities- Razgrad, Isperih, Kubrat, Zavet, Loznitsa, Samuil and Tsar Kaloyan and 113 settlements, of which there are 6 towns and 107 villages. A larger part of region is located on the Ludogorie plateau. The southern part is hilly, while towards the north it, the land is fused with the Dobroudzha plain and Danubian riverside plains. According to the last census in Bulgaria, which was taken in March of 2001, the population of the Razgrad region is 153 156 inhabitants or 1,9 % of the country total. This represents a decrease of 14 254 from the previous census, a fall of 8,5% while the population of the entire country decreased 6 %. read more...
Gabrovo region is situated in the north central part of the Balkan mountain (Stara Planina) and of the country as a whole. This strategic location defines the variety of potentials for the sustainable development of the region. The geographic position, the physical characteristics, the special features of the climate and the rich diversity of flora and fauna are an important factor for the achievement of economic and social progress. With its total area of approximately 204 hectares and population of 145,000 ,Gabrovo region covers 356 towns and villages, administered in 4 municipalities - Gabrovo, Dryanovo, Sevlievo and Tryavna. The total number of the town and village councils is 23. read more...
Veliko Tarnovo Region
Geography and population 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. read more...
Geography and population Rousse (Ruse) region is situated in the north-eastern part of Bulgaria and is one of the medium sized regions in the country, concerning territory and population /2 803 sq. m and a total number of population 267 621 according to the latest statistics from March 2001/. The northern boundary of Rousse region goes along the Danube river valley and coincides with the state boundary of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Romania. The situation of the administrative centre of the region - the town of Rousse - near the capital of Romania - Bucharest /45 miles/ is a favourable fact which has been adequately used in the past. Today it is still a perspective, waiting for pragmatic decisions in the context of the Euro-integration future of Bulgaria and Romania. read more...
The border location of the area is favourable to the possibilities of its development. Above all this location determines the considerable potential of the area for co-operation with other areas. On the other hand the expectations for development of the region are closely related with the possibilities of integration with the neighboring regions - especially with the Bourgas and Sliven regions and with the formation of premises for the general use of resources and potentials for development. The territory of the area covers the middle part of the Tundja river valley read more...
is especially ideal for customers seeking a less-crowded resort which combines excellent facilities and a stunning beach. It is picturesque bay consisting mainly of low-rise buildings and has a stylish, yet cosy atmosphere. There is an immense variety of entertainment and water pursuits available to suite all tastes. Sunny Beach, only 8 miles to the south, is easily accessible for those wishing to venture further and discover some of the Bulgaria’s highlights.
North of Varna
When people think of the coastline north of Varna they normally think of sprawling tourist complexes like Golden Sands and Albena , and indeed the next 30 miles of the E87’s northward progress can seem like an endless procession of high-rise hotels and dusty building sites. Once you get away from the main road, however, even the biggest of the resorts can be quite peaceful and relaxing, making good use of the sandy beaches lining the shore and the forests which form the immediate hinterland. Golden Sands is near enough to Varna to be on the urban bus network, while Albena is served by regular minibuses. Beyond Albena the atmosphere changes, with the less crowded towns and villages of the Dobrudzhan littoral perched above an increasingly rocky coast, which culminates in the dramatic cliffs of Cape Kaliakra. Although all the settlements along this stretch of the water make good day-trip by bus from Golden Sands, the picturesque town of Balchik is the most likely to appeal to the non-package tour crowd and to more settled prospective buyers.
Eighteen kilometres along the coast from Balchik, Kavarna was probably founded by the Mesembrians in order to challenge the importance of the harbour of the nearby Krounoi. A predominantly Greek town in the nineteen century, Kavarna was burned to the ground by marauding Circassians (Turkic Muslims from the Caucasus) in July 19877, and at least 1000 of its townsfolk murdered. Nowadays it’s quite place, lying a couple of kilometres inland from the seafront, where there is a small beach resort, the Morska Zvazda (Sea Star), and a port used for the export of Dobrudzhan grain. It’s good spot from which to explore the coastal cliffs just to the east which culminate in the dramatic Cape Kaliakra. Nearby is the famous Holiday Village of Rusalka, it stands in the middle of one of the last surviving stretches of uncultivated steep in Europe, a thin coastal ribbon rich in wild grasses, herbs, insects and bird life. Carpeted by wild flowers in May, the steppe is taken over by hardier, though not less alluring, thistles as the summer progresses. Group walks and jeep safaris, led by expert guides in the local flora and fauna, are on offer in Rousalka. Resist the temptation to pick any plants; most of them are protected by law. The steppe can also be accessed from the village of Kamen Briag, a track leads east out of the village onto a heat-covered cliff top, where you’re bound to come across one of the many family graves hewn out of the rock here, remnants of a second-to-fifth-century necropolis thought to be the work of Sarmatians – a northern Black Sea tribe who travelled down from the Crimea before intermarrying with local stock and disappearing for ever. Work your way south from here to find path leading to the ruins of late-Roman fortress and a grass-tufted cliff top meadow as Yailata, a sublime spot from which to survey the northern coastline. There are a lot of small villages near Kavarna and Black Sea Estates has more or less 50 properties to choose from in the area.
Long known for producing leatherwork and textiles that earned the town the sobriquet of the “Manchester of Bulgaria”, Gabrovo is charmingly laid-back provincial place. To the Bulgarians Gabrovo is mainly known as the home of the Humour and Satire, which opened on Aprils Fool’s Day 1972 in recognition of the position traditionally occupied by the town in the Bulgarian humour. People in every country tell jokes about the supposed miserliness of a particular community, and in Bulgaria the butt of the gags has always been Gabrovo. A Festival of Humour and Satire takes place in May, comprising masked carnivals, folk music, animated cartoons and prize-giving. There are plenty of restaurants in the city itself but the locals will recommend that you go out of town and visit Bozenzi, preserved old village museum, or the ethnographic complex Etara nearby. Strung out along the valley, with its clear bubbling stream and rich bird-life, the Etara complex has the look and feel of a film-set, and even though is artificial, it’s nonetheless convincing, and a joy to explore. Traditionally, crafts were inseparable from the charshya (bazaar), and reconstructed bazaar of the type once common in Bulgarian towns forms the heart of the complex. Throughout much of the day artisans are at work here, hammering blades, throwing pots, carving bowls and alike, and everything they make is for sale, although note that many of the artisans leave an hour or so before the complex officially closes. Even if your interest in crafts is minimal it’s difficult not to admire the interiors of the old houses, which achieve great beauty through the skilful use of simple materials. Besides dwellings and workshops , the bazaar include couple of places for grabbing a quick drink, including a traditional café house, and a bakery selling Turkish Delight and many other sweet treats. An hour or so’walk southwest from Etara, Sokolsky Monastery perches on a crag above the village of Voditsi. During Ottoman times the monks offered succour to Bulgarian outlaws and assembly point during the Rising against the Turks in 1876.Nowadays it is a discreet, little-visited place, with rosebushes and privet shrubs laid out in a courtyard dominated by a octagonal stone fountain. Black Sea Estates can offer you the choice of more than 20 inexpensive properties in Gabrovo and the surrounding villages.