Pernik District

Pernik District

 

an administrative and territorial unit in western Bulgaria. Area, 2,400 sq km. Population, 180,000 (1974). The city of Pernik is the district capital. The economy is based on heavy industry, and economic activity is concentrated primarily in the Pernik, Radomir, and Truŭn intermontane basins. The resources of the Pernik brown-coal basin made possible the development of heavy industry. The principal branches of heavy industry are coal mining, electric power production, ferrous metallurgy (the V. I. Lenin Steel Works in Pernik), and machine building (mining equipment, machine tools, and electrical equipment). They are centered in the cities of Pernik, Radomir, Truŭn, and Breznik. Other industries include food processing and the production of glass and cement. Within the national economy Pernik District is important for the production of coal, ferrous metals, cement, glass, and electric power. Agriculture is of local importance.

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In 2013, the lowest poverty threshold is observed in the districts of Pazardzhik and Kardzhali, at BGN 185 and BGN 189, respectively, while the highest poverty threshold is registered in Sofia district with BGN 448, followed by Pernik district with BGN 388.
Speaking in Pernik, where she met with Pernik District Governor Mihail Mihaylov, Terzieva insisted that the people and businesses were feeling the beneficial impact of the policy of the outgoing socialist-led government on the reconstruction of small roads across the country.
Approximately BGN 14 M has been gathered so far for the repair of affected buildings, Pernik District Governor Ivo Petrov has told the Bulgarian National Radio.
The Pernik District Court has sentenced Otkrit Vagledobiv Mines EAD, the biggest coal mining company in the region controlled by energy tycoon Hristo Kovachki, to pay close to half a million leva in outstanding concession fees.