Razgrad

Despite the low base, GDP per capita in Razgrad district has been growing at a slower pace than in the country on average. Poverty levels in the district also suffer the effect of the insufficiently fast growth rate of the local economy and incomes. In 2019, the labor market picked up considerable speed, although the district still failed to bridge the significant lag. Investment activity remained low. The development of the district’s infrastructure is assessed as poor. The share of road surfaces in good condition is the lowest in the country. In 2020, the average local tax rates in the municipalities of Razgrad district again remained lower than the national average. The ratings for the transparency of the local administration remained relatively high.

Razgrad is one of the three districts with less than 50% of the population living in urban areas. The district’s performance in education is unsatisfactory. The students’ educational results remained relatively low in 2020. Razgrad is among the districts with the greatest shortages of doctors. Although the workloads of the local criminal judges are close to the national average, delivery of justice is speedier. Razgrad ranks last in the whole of Bulgaria as regards the environmental indicators. It is the district with the highest relative volume of generated household waste, while the share submitted for treatment and recycling is extremely low. Interest in the local theaters continues to be relatively high.

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