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The town of Silistra is situated in Northeastern Bulgaria on the right shore of the Danube River. According to the latest count by the National Statistical Institute made in December 2019, the town population is 30 983 citizens.

The following are at the very base of the local economy: agriculture; mechanical engineering; woodworking; furniture production; food, wine and tobacco industries; milk and meatg industries, tailoring enterprises, construction, etc.

The 2018 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in the region was BGN 7 029.

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The pre-school and school educational system at the Municipality of Silistra covers the following statutory institutions: ten municipal kindergartens; sixteen schools /eleven municipal and five government/; three municipal personal development support centers; one government personal development support center; one government specialized service unit; one Baby Food Kitchen and four Creches.
The kindergarten fee in the town amounts to BGN 54.40 per month.
In Silistra there are two branches of institutions of higher education, namely: "Angel Kanchev" Ruse University and "Paisii Hilendarski" Plovdiv University.

The healthcare services in Silistra are rendered by: Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment - Silistra AD; "DCC-1 Silistra" EOOD; "Medica" Medical Complex; "Avicenna" Medical Center; "Drastar" Medical Center; "Esculap" Medical Center; "Medical Center - Silistra" EOOD; Medical Center "Alpha Medik" LTD.

Danube Park- Silistra is situated along the the Danube River Valley on an area of 140 dka. The data for its existence dates back to the period before the Liberation of Bulgaria. It is the oldest park in Bulgaria and was proclaimed a model of park art back in the very first years of its establishment.

The railway line to Silistra was opened on 2 September 1974, when the last section of the line Alfatar-Silistra (a part of Samuil-Silistra) was completed. The Railway Station of Silistra was also opened at the same time, which subsequently became the last railway point on the territory of the country.
The town is connected to Ruse and the capital via direct night train.

River Transport.
Danube River (Pan-European Transport Corridor No. 7), the country and the Municipality of Silistra, town of Silistra in particular is the outside border of the EU and a connection to Central Asia, the Middle East, and the countries of the Black Sea Basin. The rivers of Rhine, Main and Danube connect Western and Eastern Europe aloing the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, thus providing some excellent opportunities from a practical point of view for direct navigation connections between the Black Sea and the North Sea, and a convenient water access to many European countries and their industrial centers.
* "Port ADM Silistra" is Class A certified as a silo and port complex. The facility has a capacity of 20 000 t, being built via some of the newest and more reliable quality and control technologies via laboratory tests, for storage and transportation of grains and agricultural production. It is situated along the Danube River Valley, in the town industrial zone.
* "Polaris-8" Port – for processing of general and bulk loads property to the trade company of the same name having the following subject of activity: extraction, processing and realization of inert materials and ship transportation along the Danube River to ports of Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, and Serbia.

* "Silistra – Lesil" Port – the largest loading port in the region of Silistra for processing of general and bulk loads; mooring, water supply for ships, telephone and power supply, acceptance, collection and temporary waste storage. There is a connection to the Republican railway network.
* "East Point" Port - Silistra – for servicing of passengers, post processing, water supply for ships, telephone and power supply.


Urban transport- urban and interurban, consisting of bus and route lines. A card for the urban transport is offered at the price of BGN 40 covering all lines.


The most popular sports - football, basketball and volleyball, swimming in the town take place in local clubs, being called after the ancient town – Dorostol, Drustar, Istar (Silistra).
The renovated "Drastar" Sports Hall is also available. The building consists of six smaller buildings: sports hall with facilities and tribunes, a café-bar, and sanitary premises.

Another site of interest for the tourists and guests of Silistra is also the most preserved of all six fortifying points of the fortification tour system –"Medzhidi Tabiya" Fortress played an important role in the Crimean war and the Russian-Turkish wars. It is the only fortress of fully preserved interior and exterior from the Ottoman epoch in Bulgaria up to now.
The town is also known for the Roman tomb. It was opened in 1942 and is deemed an emblem creation work of the Late Antiquity civilization.
In the downtown, on "Svoboda" central square, there is the building of the former pedagogical school built in 1891. As at today, the building is the home of an Art gallery. The galler has 1866 fund units – paintings, prints, sculptures by prominent masters.

Regional Historical Museum /RHM/:
Archaeological Museum - town Silistra is one of the first towns in Bulgaria, which sets the beginning of the museum work. Since 2006 the Museum has been having the status of regional.
Besides the permanent archaeological and ethnographic expositions, RHM also attends to the National Architectural and Archaeological Preserve "Durostorum-Drastar-Silistra", Late Roman Tomb, Thracian Rock Cult Center and Thracian Sanctuary, Kurshumlu Mosque and the Turkish fortress "Medzhidi Tabiya". It develops educational and popularization activity. Its academic issues are amidst the most authoritative museum issues in the country.

The ethnographic museum has over 5700 inventory units, of which at least 3500 are woven. The heritage is especially valuable, for it has been collected since the 50s of the last century up to now, and represents costumes, national dresses from nearly all regions in the country. A part of them were listed 120-150 years ago.

You may also visit "Sveta Troitsa" Church in the village of Aydemir, which has been proclaimed a monument of culture of local significance, as well as "Sveti Sveti Parvoapostoli Petar & Pavel" Cathedral.

 

Landmarks in the proximity of Silistra

Silistra is well known for its Biosphere Park called "Srebarna", which offers rich biological diversity of protected species of plants, insects, and fish. Since 1977 it has been enlisted as one of the sites of the world cultural and natural heritage of UNESCO.
In order for you to reach this biological diversity, you need to use the most modern means of observation available in the "Srebarna" Natural Science Museum, to have a walk along the eco pathways or near the lake.
The working time of the Museum is 8am–12pm and 2pm–6pm, as in the most active season - from 01.05. until 01.10., it is open to visitors every day of the week. Thursday is a free visit day.