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District Vratsa

Vratza Region is situated in the eastern part of Northwestern Bulgaria. It is bounded by the regions of Montana, Lovech, Pleven and Sofia. To the north it borders the Danube, hence Romania. The territory of the region covers part of the Danubian plain and parts of the Balkan Mountains. The Ogosta, Skat and Iskar rivers cross the region. Map of District MontanaThe international highway Central Europe–Krajowa–VidinSofiaKulata–Thessalonica passes through Vratza Region too. The Iskar gorge connects the region to the lands situated south to the Balkan Mountains. The first nuclear power plant on the Balkans was built on the bank of the Danube, in the town of Kozloduy.
With its diverse, unique and beautiful nature Vratza Region offers great opportunities for tourism – amateur, ecological, rural, hunting, cave tourism and alpinism. Among the protected areas are the Vratza Balkan Nature Park, Vratza Karst Reserve, Ledenika Cave, Skaklya waterfall, Vratzata gorge of the Leva River, Bozhi Most (God’s bridge), a cliff bridge near the village of Lilyache, Ritlite cliff formations near Lyutibrod village, the 15 venerable oaks called Kitkata near Byala Slatina, Vola (Kamata) – the place where Hristo Botev found his death.
There are a lot of archeological and historic monuments in the region. Of particular value are treasures masterpieces of Thracian art. Vratza treasure of the 4th century BC was discovered on the Mogilan hill in Vratza. Near the village of Rogozen in 1986 a treasure dated back to the 4th-5th centuries BC was uncovered, which belonged to a Thracian notable family – the biggest treasure ever found. In includes 165 items made of massive silver with gilt. On the Borovan hill there are remains of an ancient Thracian fortress. The monasteries offer unique environment of peace and serenity – the Cherepish Monastery, Strupesh Monastery, the Monastery of Archangel Michael near the village of Dolna Beshovitsa, etc. Botev’s Path memorial complex is another unique site. It is a 120 km long path starting from the legendary Radetzky steamboat to the place where Botev, Bulgaria’s poet and revolutionist, found his heroic death.

Quick facts about District Vratsa

In Bulgarian (Native transliteraion): Област Враца
Other transliteration(s): Vraca, Vratza, Vratca, Vraza
Region: North-Western planing region of Bulgaria
District: Vratsa district
Latitude: 43.2099991
Longtitude: 23.5625000
Area Size: 3937km2
Population: 186848 people

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News District Vratsa (134) »

2014-01-24 The state will acquire back the bankrupt chemical factory Chimko in city of Vratsa (Business)
2014-01-20 Constuction of Bulgaria Kozloduy NPP 7th unit may begin in 2016 (Business)
2013-01-12 Italian company invests EUR 15 million in a plant for ball valves in Vratsa (Business)
2012-04-17 The BG natural gas storage facility in Chiren will be expanded (Business)
2012-03-05 Canada-based P2 Solar will develop solar power farm near Vratsa (Business)
2011-03-14 The Bulgarian nuclear units twice safer than the Japanese ones (Other)
2011-03-11 Italian company builds ball valves plant near town of Vratsa (Business)
2011-03-08 With equipment for NPP Belene Bulgaria can construct a new nuclear reactor in Kozloduy (Politics)
2011-01-26 Workers from Mezdra-based beer factory Ledenika have not received salaries for 3 months (Business)
2010-06-02 The castle Augusta near town of Mizia (Culture)

External links District Vratsa

www.virovsko.com (Virovsko)
tlacheneregeneration.com (Tlachene)
www.ptanev.com (Selanovtsi)
www.borovan.bg (Borovan)
oslenkrivodol.kilu.de (Oslen Krivodol)
popica.blog.bg (Popitsa)
glavaci.hostoi.com (Glavatsi)
oblast.vratsa.bg (Vratsa)
www.vratza.com (Vratsa)
www.vratza.bg (Vratsa)

Map of District Vratsa »

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