Vratsa


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Vratsa

(vrä`tsä), city (1993 pop. 76,947), NW Bulgaria, in the picturesque foothills of the Balkan Mts. It is a commercial and crafts center and a railway junction. Vratsa has textile, metal processing, building materials, and food processing industries. It was an administrative and garrison town under Ottoman Turkish rule (15th–19th cent.).

Vratsa

 

a city in northwestern Bulgaria, in the northern foothills of the Stara Planina (Balkan Mountains). Administrative center of the Vratsa district. Population, 48,000 (1969). It is a transportation junction. On the basis of local raw materials, the gas and cement industries are developing near Vratsa. A large-scale combine operates in Vratsa producing nitrogen fertilizers using the gas of the Chiren field. Vratsa also has a textile industry (cotton, silk, and hemp products), food and wood-processing enterprises, and machine building. In the center of Vratsa there is a monument to the poet-revolutionary Kristo Botev, who was killed near the city. The karstic Ledenica Cavern is in the Vratsa area.

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The fog is obscuring the vision of drivers in Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Burgas, Yambol, Sliven, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, and Plovdiv, says the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Contract award: delivery of food and drinks for the needs of municipal enterprise social activities for children and social institutions in the municipality of vratsa, in six lots.
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Contract award: choosing a financial institution to provide long-term credit facilities to finance investment projects of the municipality of vratsa in favor of the local community.
The fog will persist for the entire day in northern Bulgaria a the regions of Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, Targovishte, Silistra, Shumen and Dobrich, and will dissipate around noon in the regions of Lovech, Plovdiv, Pazardzhik, Blagoevgrad, Kardzhali, Kyustendil, Stara Zagora, Haskovo, Sliven, and Yambol.
Contract award: "supply of heat for the needs of the office of vratsa in the nra veliko tarnovo in the administrative building on the street.
Code yellow has been issued for the regions of Vidin, Montana, Vratsa, Pleven, Lovech, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Sliven and Burgas.
Contract notice: Providing round the clock physical security of the administrative building nssi - vratsa and building of ooa in nssi~s - vratsa.
It is effective for the regions of Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Pleven, Lovech, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo,Ruse, Ryrgovishte, Razgrad, Shumen, Silistra, Dobrich and Varna.
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Contract notice: Average repair of wagons series "oklmm", "res", "smmps", "mfs", "ukk" and "klm" managed by railway sections plovdiv, gorna oryahovitsa, vratsa and erp division in lots.