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The Municipality is located in the northwestern Part
of Bulgaria covering area of 679 km2. The municipality
includes 22 places – 1 town and 21 villages. Vratsa
is one of the most picturesque town in Bulgaria, only
110 km away from the capital Sofia, and 80 km from the
ferryboat in Oriahovo and the river Harbour of Lom.
The Vratsa is the administrative centre of the region.
E 79 – Greece – Western Europe; Sofia –
Vratsa – Vidin – Krayova
II – 15 Vratsa – ferry Oriahovo –
Dip. Engineer Voislav Bubev-Mayor
The climate is moderately continental. In the division of
the country according the temperature conditions, the municipality
falls into the temperately hot and warm zone, with a typical
average temperature of the air in January 1,9 ° C, and
average in July 22,2 ° C. The temperature conditions for
the Municipality of Vratsa, as well as for the whole country
are characterised with quick warm and increase of the temperatures
in April. The highest are the temperatures in July and August.
The duration of the period of sustainable preservation of
the average durinal temperatures of the air above 5 °C
lasts from 230 to 250 days, and above 10 °C – from
180 – 200 days.
The Municipality is the biggest inhabited place in the district
and it holds a share of 37 % from the total number of population
– 212 656 (per 2004) people. Around 30 % from it live
Vratsa. According the number of the population – 64
244 (per 2004), Vratsa is on the first place in the district
and in the Northwestern-planning region, and on the 16th place
in the country. The population of the municipality amounts
to 1 % of the total population of the country, and of the
Vratsa district – to 3%.
The government of the Municipality is performed by the Municipal
Council and the Mayor. The Municipal Council, within its powers,
governs the Policy for building and development of the Municipality,
and controls the implementation of the Municipality Development
Programme. They also solve problems of local importance, which
are not within the exclusive competence of other bodies, defined
by the law and with functions, set by the central state bodies.
The Mayor is the Executive Power Body of the Municipality.
On 02nd .11.2003 engineer Voislav Bubev was elected for Mayor
of the Municipality of Vratsa.
Council of Vratsa consists of 37 counsellors. Its Chairman
is Slavei Grigorov. 13 committees have been established at
the Municipal Council.
The Municipal Center for Services and Information has been
functioning since 2002. By means of this Center, the Municipality
has implemented the “one-desk service” principle,
thus facilitating the administrative service of the population
and the business, and has created conditions for transparency
in the work of the Municipal Administration. The Center occupies
an area of 200 m2 on the first floor of the Building of the
Municipality of Vratsa, and it is easily acessible by disabled
people. The Municipality provides services for the spatial
planning, the municipal property, the civic status and the
Spatial ... Planning
direction includes services related to: issuance of
sketches, visas, detailed layouts; projects for investment
initiative; construction and reconstruction of buildings
permits; certificates for commissioning, illegal construction
treatment; evaluation of estates, taxi transport; ecology.
direction includes services related to: registration
of trading places; construction sites on municipal property
land, renting of municipal sites; issuance of certificates
on registration regimes; keeping record of the persons,
needing a house;
direction includes services related to: Issuance of
records of birth, marriage, death, certificates for
marriage, for kinship ties, certificates for the current
address, and for the permanent address.
direction includes services related to: the field of
economical development of the Municipality; work with
the municipal societies; agricultural land, agricultural
machinery, veterinary practice.
The Municipality of Vratsa has a well developed network of
educational institutions. Students can obtain primary, basic,
secondary, and vocational education as well as to continue
their study in the higher education institutions and colleges.
educational institutions in Vratsa
of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Professional high school of chemical technologies “Maria
Professional high school of Mechanics and Electrical Engineering
Professional high school of Building and Architecture
Professional high school of Trade and Restauranting
Professional high school of mechanical engineering
Sport School “Sv. Kliment Ohridsky”.
Language High-school – English, French, Spanish, German
Health Services and Social Activities
protection of the population is provided by by means of 11
health institutions, 4 private medical centers and 6 private
medical laboratories. There are 27 health institutions in
the Municipality, their number for Vratsa is 19, comprising
60 % of the bed resource of the district.
institutions on the territory of the Municipality of Vratsa
provide the population with health aid, and they are classified
according the different criteria such as: qualified, specialized,
narrowly specialized activities, related to emergency, urgent
and regular medical aid, as medico-social domestic, policlinic,
hospital, sanatorium, diagnostic, healing, prophylactic, rehabilitation,
medical, dentistry, pharmaceutical, nursing, laboratory, dentist,
The only specialized
institutions for the Northwestern planning region, are located
here, such as: 1) inter-regional dispensary for oncological
diseases with a hospital; 2) Regional Dispensary for Pneumo-physiatric
diseases; 3) Regional Dispensary for skin and venereal diseases
with a hospital; 4) district dispensary for physical diseases.
- The cultural calendar of Vratsa includes important international
forums such as:
review of the small theatre forms – organised by the
Municipality of Vratsa, and the Theatre of Vratsa with the
financial support of the Ministry of Culture.
?he International amateur theatricals festival “Vreme”
(Time) - organised by the Home of Youth – Vratsa with
the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The Youth Music Forum - annually organized by the Philharmonic
orchestra - Vratsa.
Municipal Cultural Events: Botev’s Days in Vratsa, Oldtime
City Song Fest “Mara Vrachanka”.
institutions in the Municipality of Vratsa are the State Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Dramatic - Puppet Theatre, the Regional Historical
Museum with Art Gallery, the “Hristo Botev” Library
as well as seventeen Community Centres on the territory of
the Municipality of Vratsa.
The associations functioning within the Municipality are the
following: The Association of the Writers of Vratsa; The Association
of the Craftsmen in National and Artistic Crafts – branch
Vratsa, the representation of the “Union of the Bulgarian
Artists”, and the Club of the Cultural Figures.
The Municipality of Vratsa has a well-developed sports base
and professional sports clubs structure, as well as a Sports
School (from grade VI to grade XII)
a stadium of 25 000 seats and 3 training grounds;
a tennis complex with 6 open courts a one covered tennis court
covered track-and-field ground
open swimming pools – Olympic size;
covered 25 m swimming pool and children swimming pool
two shooting ground – for small –calibre and air
two sports halls
skiing – three ski slopes in the area of Purshevitza.
location, the richness of the flora and fauna as well as the
unique karst relief and the convenient transport connections
are prerequisites for sustainable development of the tourism
in the Natural Park “Vrachasnki Balkn”. The tourism
products are related to the alternative tourism – mountain,
velo, ethnographic, sports, ornithological, ecological, and
village tourism. The picturesque villages of Pavolche and
Zgorigrad possess very well furnished village houses. Both
Bulgarian and foreign guests are offered to meet the traditional
Bulgarian hospitality, to admire the wonderful nature, to
try delicious and ecologically clean products, and taste the
sights and protected territories
plenty of natural sights that one can see in Vratsa and in
the vicinity of Vratsa – the gorge “Vratzata”
which gave the name of the town, the “Ledenika”
cave, the “Okolchitza” site where the poet-revolutionist
Christo Botev was killed, etc. In the town there are two medieval
towers – “The Kurtpashova Tower” and “The
Meshchii Tower”, dating back form the XVI Century.
Karst” – it is a natural sight of international
importance. It is among the richest in the country of caves,
abysses and cave fauna, and most of the cave species are local
endemites (they can be seen nowhere around the world) 20 of
the plant species are included in the Red Book of Bulgaria.
“Ledenika” – The cave “Ledenika"
is one of the most beautiful caves in Bulgaria – it
is identified as Natural Sight and Tourist Site of international
importance. It is situated 16 km to the west of Vratsa at
820 m above the sea level.
“Vola” /”Okolchitza”/ - it is a historical
place of national importance.
to MUNICIPALITY OF VRATSA
Address: 3000, Vratsa, 6 "Stefanaki Savov" Str.
Phones: 092/ 62 45 81, 62 45 82 (central telephone exchange)
Tel.: + 359 92 66 31 17
Fax: + 359 92 62 70 85
Mayor - Dip. Engineer Voislav Bubev