Burgas District

Burgas District

 

an administrative and territorial unit in southeastern Bulgaria on the Black Sea coast. Area, 7, 300 sq km; population, 399, 000 (1968). The administrative center is the city of Burgas. The Black Sea extends inland at the Gulf of Burgas; the area of the gulf is a lowland bordered on the south by the sharply hilly Bosna and Khasekiiata plateaus and in the northeast by the spurs of the Stara Planina (Balkan Mountains; elevation, 600-800 m).

Burgas District is an important industrial and agricultural region of the country; there is petroleum refining, petrochemistry, machine building (railroad cars, fishing vessels, ventilators, radiators, and cable), and a food industry. Lignite, copper ore, and sea salt are mined. About one-third of the land surface is under cultivation. The chief agricultural crops are wheat (about 7 percent of the total Bulgarian harvest), sunflowers, sugar beets, cotton, and grapes (primarily in the northern part of the district). The district produces vegetable oil, sugar, wine, and flour. Sheep and hogs are raised. Burgas District is a major fishing region of Bulgaria (80 percent of the country’s catch—bonito, mackerel, and gray mullet). Sunny Shore, an international resort complex, is located on the coast.

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Kuneva and Burgas District Governor Valcho Cholakov will check the adequacy of the equipment and the preparedness of the staff at the border crossing points at Port Burgas and Burgas Airport, according to the BGNES news agency.
Supply of electricity to the sites allocated for management of Burgas District Police Directorate, under general conditions of the contractor.
He has worked at the 9th regional police department in Sofia, the Sofia District Directorate of the Interior Ministry, the Burgas District Directorate of the Interior, and the Blagoevgrad District Directorate of the Interior.
Burgas District Governor Pavel Marinov has informed that a total of over BGN 13 M is necessary to cover flood damage in the region.
In a letter to Burgas District Governor Pavel Marinov, the workers insisted that they be informed whether the Burgas Shipyards would be declared bankrupt or would switch to a rehabilitation plan.
The charges against the two individuals shall be filed in the Burgas District Court by March 2014," said Tsatsarov at a sitting of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council.
Bekir Bozdag will arrive in Bulgaria through the border checkpoint Derekjoi a Malko Tarnovo and he is expected to visit the village of Ljulakovo in the Burgas district, the towns of Shumen and Silistra in northeastern Bulgaria, Pleven, Ruse and Plovdiv in south Bulgaria.
Ataka concludes by inviting Bulgarians to submit tip-offs about fraud schemes and corruption in the Burgas district at its Burgas-based office.
All three victims are Bulgarians on seaside vacations, and perished in three unrelated incidents on Friday in the Burgas District, the police information said.
Losses of farmers in the southeast Burgas District are estimated at BGN 6-10 M, or up to EUR 5 M.
The verdict had then been appealed before the Burgas District Court, which upheld it.
The population of the Burgas District, the projected location of the oil pipe on Bulgarian territory, has been vigorously opposed to the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project out of environmental fears.