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Razgrad

LOCATION, POPULATION AND ECONOMY
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Razgrad is located in the central part of Northeastern Bulgaria, in the valley of the Beli Lom River and in the historical-geographical region of Ludogorie. The international European road E70 connects it with the nearby port towns of Ruse and Varna. The railway line Ruse-Varna is about 7 km from the town of Razgrad. The population of the city as of December is 30 173 inhabitants.

The leading industries in the economy of Razgrad are agriculture, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, clothing, food and light industry, machine building, construction, trade and services.
For the district in 2018 the GDP per capita in BGN is 9,709.
In 2018 the district had a GDP per capita, in BGN – 9 709.

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There are 6 primary schools in Razgrad, as well as 9 high schools, including vocational, language and mathematics high schools.
There is also a branch of the Ruse University „Angel Kanchev“.
To meet the needs of children and students in the field of science, technology, arts and sports, activities related to their interests are organized in three centres for support of personal development - Centre for Work with Children, Centre for Student, Technical and Scientific Creativity and Student sports school.
There are 10 kindergartens in the city, in two of which there are open nursery groups, and 2 separate all-day nurseries.
The fee for a kindergarten in the town is BGN 56 per month.

Public health care is provided by a Multi-Disciplinary Hospital for Active Treatment „St. Ivan Rilski“, which has existed since 1879. The hospital was awarded the international award for Leader in prestige and quality for 2007.


The city park in Razgrad is a favourite place for walks and recreation of the residents of Razgrad. Its construction began in 1901.
The zoo in Razgrad is located about 10 minutes from the town center, and the entrance is free of charge.


The town has transport lines to all municipalities in the district, neighboring districts, Sofia and some of the larger cities in the country - Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Shumen, Plovdiv, Gabrovo, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo and others.
The first railway line in Bulgaria - Ruse-Varna passes through the municipality of Razgrad. It is located 5 km from the central part of the city and close to the industrial zone of the city. The railway line provides convenient access to markets throughout the country and abroad.
The Varna Airport is the one closest to Razgrad. It is located at a distance of 135 km.

The most famous sports club in the city is PFC Ludogorets 1945, which from the season 2011-2012 competes in Football Group A and is the current champion in the professional football league.
On the territory of Razgrad municipality there are other 17 sports clubs, of which 14 develop individual sports. Priority sports are wrestling, athletics, chess, basketball, football and archery.
Wrestling is a popular and respected sport in the town, famous local Olympic champions are Lutfi Ahmedov and Hasan Isayev. The local sports club is SWC „Lutfi Ahmedov“. The club is one of the most successful in freestyle wrestling in the country.

Among the must-visit cultural institutions in the town are the Anton Strashimirov Drama Theatre, the Abritus Archaeological Reserve and the Abritus Interactive Museum.
The excavations of the ancient city are not all that can be seen in Razgrad. It has twelve halls arranged in chronological order.
You can spend your free time in the town in the Ethnographic Museum, the Historical Museum or in one of the house museums of Stanka and Nikola Ikonomov and Dimitar Nenov.
Another place where you can learn more about the history of the region is the Mausoleum, the ossuary of the Russian soldiers who died for the liberation of Razgrad.