Both the value and the growth rate of GDP per capita in Haskovo district are low. Poverty is declining but is still relatively high. Employment and unemployment are both increasing. Investment activity in the district remains slack. The density of the road and railway networks in the district is above the national average. Local tax rates in the district’s municipalities are close to, but below the respective averages countrywide. The self-assessments of the local administrations on the development of e-government have recorded a further increase and have settled above the country’s average.

The district’s rate of natural population growth is relatively low and the trend towards population aging is continuing. Students’ results are low. Healthcare in Haskovo district suffers from a shortage of doctors and hospital beds. Morbidity and infant mortality are relatively low and life expectancy is high. The workloads of the criminal judges are not high, but this does not reflect on the speed of delivery of justice. Haskovo district ranks among the top three in the category assessing the environment. Cultural life and tourism in the district have a relatively weak presence.

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