General information

Administrative Territorial Division of the Republic of Bulgaria

  • Planning regions - 6
  • Regions - 28
  • Municipalities - 264
  • Settlements - 5333

Northeastern Planning Region (NEPR)
- introduced by a Decree of the Council of Ministers № 145, dated 27 July 2000

  • Regions - 6
  • Municipalities - 49
  • Population - 1 290 025
  • thousand Territory - 19966,6 m2
  • Center - Varna
  • Employment coefficient - 40.2 % (2003)
  • Unemployment coefficient - 19.4 % (2003)
  • Economic activity coefficient - 49.8 % (2003)
  • GDP per capita – 3,749 BGN (2003)

Region Varna

  • 12 municipalities: Avren, Aksakovo, Beloslav, Byala, Varna, Vetrino, Valchi dol, Devnya, Dolni Chiflik, Dalgopol, Provadia, Suvorovo
  • Territory - 3819,5 km2
  • Population density - 120,7 people/km2
  • Population of district Varna towards 31.12. 2003:
    • urban population - 79,43 %
    • country population - 20,57 %
Avren
 - 
9 001
Valchi Dol
 - 
12 327
Aksakovo
 - 
20 709
 
Devnya
 - 
8 969
Beloslav
 - 
11 088
 
Dolni Chiflik
 - 
19 547
Byala
 - 
3 315
 
Dalgopol
 - 
15 095
Varna
 - 
319 979
 
Provadia
 - 
24 864
Vetrino
 - 
6 416
 
Suvorovo
 - 
7 082
 
 
Total
 - 
458 392
  • About 100 public institutions, subdivisions of central administrations
  • Well developed non-governmental sector with more than 1000 non-governmental organizations
  • Consulates General of:
    • Russian Federation
    • Poland
    • The Ukraine
  • Consulates Honored of:
    • Germany and France
    • Italy
    • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    • Sweden
    • Hungary
  • 5 higher schools: University of Economics, Medical University, Technical University, Naval Academy, Varna Free University
  • 3 colleges with various profiles and contemporary materially-technical base
  • 5 scientific and research institutes: Institute of Ocean Studies, Institute of Hydro and Aerodynamics, Institute of Metal Science at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Water Transport, Institute of Fishery and Aquacultures
  • Great number of centers for training and qualification
  • 30 600 students and more than 2500 scientific staff