Tolbukhin District

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Tolbukhin District

 

an administrative unit in northeastern Bulgaria, mainly on the Dobrudzha Plateau. It is bounded on the east by the Black Sea. Area, 4,770 sq km. Population, 242,000 (1973). The administrative center is the city of Tolbukhin.

Tolbukhin District produces a significant part of Bulgaria’s agricultural products and ranks first in the country in the yield of wheat, corn, and sunflowers. Cattle-raising, sheep-raising (more than 600,000 sheep), and poultry farming are of major importance. The district has food-processing, textile, footwear, and metalworking industries. Industry is concentrated mainly in the city of Tolbukhin. A natural-gas pipeline from the USSR passes through the district. The small seaports of Balchik and Kavarna are located in Tolbukhin District. The district also has seaside health resort complexes, such as Albena.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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