GDP growth and its per capita value have been lagging in the district compared to national trends. In 2015, the population’s economic activity in the district also continued to decrease. Targovishte was the district with the lowest activity in the labor market. All these factors have predetermined the relatively low living standard in the district. Targovishte is also among the districts with relatively low business activity, relatively low investment, and relatively poor utilization of EU funds. On the whole, local tax and fee rates were below national average levels. Cadastral map coverage is limited in the district, while the transparency of the local administration was rated below the national average.

Almost half the district’s population lives in villages, and the ratio between seniors over 65 and children is deteriorating rapidly. In the healthcare category the most serious problem is the shortage of doctors. The workloads of criminal judges in the district of Targovishte remain the lowest in the country, which is also due to the low rate of registered crimes. Targovishte is also the district with the highest clearance crime rate.

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