Economy, Agriculture, Education

Industry From 2006 onwards, the positions of economic sectors within the structure of gross value added (GVA) follow the trends of previous years, which are approximately constant for the agricultural sector. The share of GVA for services is about two thirds of the total for the district. Production of industrial enterprises (2008) Sector Share, %… more

Communications

The access to fi xed telephony of the population in the district is now 94.4%, i.e. 134 of the total 142 settlements have fixed telephone coverage more

Water supply and sewerage

Vidin district has a relatively well-organized distribution network with total length of 1,656 km. In 2008, according to data from Water Supply and Sewerage EOOD-Vidin, the amount of water used is 8.9 million cubic m per year more

Energy

The electricity supply is carried out by CEZ-Electricity AD-Vidin Branch which operates 4 mid-voltage (MV) key stations (3 x 20 kV and 1 x 10 kV); 572 power stations; MV power grids with a total length of 1,452 km, MV cable grids with a total length of 150.6 km; low voltage (LV) air networks with a total length of 1,703 km; LV cable networks with a total length of 225.5 km more

Colonia Ulpia Traiana Ratiaria

HISTORICAL NOTES Written sources and epigraphical data represent Ratiaria as one of the most important Roman and Early Byzantine centres in the lower Danube area. It was established in the 1st century A.D. as a military encampment and a civilian settlement which grew around it. After 106 Trajan withdrew the legions and raised its status… more

Transport system

The regions road infrastructure is of great micro and macro importance, especially its Vidin-Montana-Vratza-Botevgrad-Sofia Motorway, which is part of the E-79. Vidin has been set to be the best site for the construction of the second bridge between Bulgaria and Romania across the Danube, opening a new route for Bulgarian goods to Europe. Waterway transport… more

Surrounding areas

The Danube, a large European river (a border between Bulgaria and Romania) runs past the town, which is situated on its right bank. It offers wonderful opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, fishing, water sports tourism and many other activities. There is a big water tourist base in the northern suburbs of the town. Excursions along the… more

Gastronomy

Cuisine in Vidin is typical of Bulgarian cooking. With a strong focus on grilled meats and vegetables, Bulgarian cuisine is healthy and delicious. There are a handful of restaurants in the area. Viara is a bistro near the city’s largest garden/park. Drinks are cold and refreshing while the food offers an impressive selection of local… more

Industry

Unfortunately, Vidin struggles to bring in revenue. Some cultural activities (the Vidin State Philharmonic Orchestra is an example) that bring tourism money into the community, but often the expenses outweigh the profit. The port that brings tourists to Romania or on Danube cruises also brings in some money. Salaries in Vidin and all of Bulgaria… more

Site Seeing

Several churches, cathedrals, and mosques deserve a closer look. The architecture of these buildings is breathtaking and makes for lovely photos (make sure picture taking is allowed). The Saint Panteleymon was erected in the 1600s. The brick church is built into the ground, so it can prove to be a refreshing area on a hot… more

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