Region Pleven

Region Pleven

Pleven District is an area in Bulgaria. It covers an area of 4653.3 km² and has a population of 269 752. The postal codes of the settlements in the Pleven district are from 5800 (for the city of Pleven) to 5999.


The Pleven District covers the central part of the Danube Plain. Its northern border coincides with the state border between Bulgaria and Romania and runs along the Danube. The Pleven region has approximately 320 000 inhabitants, of which 150 000 inhabit the city itself.

There are eleven municipalities in the Pleven region: Pleven, Belene, Gulyantsi, Dolni Dabnik, Levski, Dolna Mitropoliya, Iskar, Nikopol, Pordim, Cherven Bryag and Kneja.


The economic development of Pleven region is characterized by great variety. The Pleven region has gained experience in the following industries: chemical, textile and food industries, vegetable production, machine building and cognitive tourism.

The primary sector / mining / in the territory of the region is mainly represented by oil extraction in Dolni Dubnik.

The secondary sector / in the territory of the region is represented by energy, machine building, chemical, textile and cement industry /. Electricity is entirely imported.


The climate in the district is influenced by the proximity of the Danube River - this determines the colder winter in the region, with an average January temperature of -2; -3 ะก. Therefore, the snow cover lasts for about fifty days a year. But the summer in the area is warm, with no heat, average July temperature around 23 C. Droughts are often observed - especially in August and July, and the summer thunderstorms are also typical.

Thanks to the climate and the wide spread of fertile alluvial meadow and black earth soils in the area, there is an intensive development of agriculture - mainly for growing of vegetables, cereals - wheat, maize, technical crops - sunflower, sugar beet and perennials - mainly vineyards.

The area is famous for its rich agricultural produce. From the information received, it is clear that the Pleven region is one of the few areas in the country where the percentage of farmland, arable land and land has increased in recent years.

The increases are mainly due to wheat and corn for grain, and to a lesser extent tobacco, pepper, watermelons, tomatoes, melons, plums, apricots, etc. From the analysis of plant breeding it is clear that livestock production has a stable raw material base for development.


Pleven district is characterized by a rich cultural and historical heritage and beautiful nature. In the area there are wonderful conditions for development of cultural, ecological and balneological tourism. For thousands of years, the history of the Pleven Regional Center, which is evidenced by numerous cultural and architectural monuments.

The Green Zone was built around Pleven on about twenty-five thousand acres, including the parks Kailaka, General Genetsky, General Lavrov, and others.

Near Pleven is the village of Valchitran. It is only 22 km southeast of the city. There was discovered the Valchitran gold treasure in 1924. In the town of Dolni Dabnik there are many monuments from the Pleven Epopee. It is located fifteen km west of Pleven. Here is the largest oil yield, and here is also natural gas. The three lakes in the vicinity of Dolni Dabnik are favorite places for many vacationers, water sports, water tourism and fishing.


The main transport arteries linking the territory of the region with the rest of the country are railway line Sofia - Varna, with its section Cherven Briag - Gorna Oryahovitsa, the meridional railway line Svishtov - Troyan, with railway node Levski Station, as well as the first class roads from Sofia to Varna and Rousse. The roads in the southern direction passing through the Stara Planina passages - Troyanski, Shipchenski and the „Passage of the Republic“ and those connecting Pleven with the nearby areas and then with southern Bulgaria - are of lesser importance.

The development of the infrastructure favors the egress of the Danube River and the length of the 72 km shoreline. There are four ports in the area - Nikopol, Somovit village, Zagrazhden village and Baikal. The Somovit border checkpoint is also located on the Danube River.

Landmarks in Region Pleven

Kailuka Park

Kailuka Park is located to the south of the city center of Pleven. It was declared as a protected pl...

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Skobelev Park

Skobelev Park in Pleven was founded in 1904 by the Committee of Tsar Liberator Alexander II in memor...

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Wine Museum

The Museum of Wine is a Museum for Bulgarian Wines and Wine Production located in Pleven, Bulgaria....

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