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Region Vidin

Vidin is located in the northwestern part of Bulgaria and covers an area of 3022 square kilometers, representing 2.7% of the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria. The geographical position has favored its development as transport, trade, cultural and political center. Vidin is entrance - exit door of the Republic of Bulgaria in Europe and worldwide. To the north it borders Romania, to the west adjacent to the Republic of Serbia, to the south it is surrounded by the mountains and east borders with Montana region. Our northern border - Danube River determines the possibility of direct links to all the countries of the Danube basin.

Through the region pass two trans- European corridors - № 4 Craiova / R. Romania - Vidin - Sofia - Tower / № 7 and the Rhine-Main - Danube. The region includes 11 municipalities of Vidin, Boynitsa Coast, Belogradchik, Gramada Dimovo Kula Makresh Novo Selo Rujintsi, Municipality.



Region: Timočka krajina

Timok District is located in southern Serbia, bordering on Romania and Bulgaria to the north east. Timok District is located at the intersection of two Pan European corridors: Corridor Nr. 10 (Serbia) and Corridor Nr. 4 (Bulgaria). Timok region is an area of 7,497 km ². Timok area includes the municipalities Zajezar, Knjazevac, Boljevac, Soko, Bor, Negotin, Majdanpek and Kladovo. Its territory is inhabited by 284,112 people, ie 3% of the total population of Serbia.

Of those eight, five border communities. What for decades was regarded as a major weakness, which is the border character of this area is now becoming clear advantage. Timok region is filled with diverse region. Thus, for example, the same day, they could:

  • fish or sail on the Danube River, relax in one of the rescue or skiing on one ski,
  • find him / in altitudeof only thirty-two m in the plane of Negotin and the highest peak in Serbia - 2.169 m, in the Balkan Mountains.

The area is rich in copper and gold. Two large hydroelectric systems, and I Ðerdap Ðerdap II, were built along the Danube.

The territory of the region is mainly Timok Highland, approximately 45% of the total area under arable land. Most fields are developed cattle breeding, cultivation, growing fruit and viticulture. Forests cover about 300,000 hectares - about 40% of the total area of Timok, or as much as 11.3% of the total forests of Serbia.
Timok region is a region with completely unspoiled nature and excellent natural potentials:

  • rivers: Danube, Black and white Timok Timok Peck
  • Bathrooms and thermo-mineral waters: Sokobanja Brestovacka spa, spa and great potentials in the villages of Gamzigradska Nikolicevo and Rgošte,
  • Lakes and reservoirs: Grliško, Ðerdapsko, Bovan and Rgotsko Sovinac.
  • Mini: copper (Bohr and Majdanpek), anthracite, coal ...
  • Protected natural resources: National Park "Ðerdap" Stara Planina Nature Park
  • uncontaminated soil, water and air.

More about tourist attractions in the region can be found in www.traveleastserbia.org.


The project is co-funded by EU trough the Bulgaria–Serbia IPA Cross-border Programme.

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