Veliko Tarnovo

GDP per capita in Veliko Tarnovo district has been growing, but at a rate below the national average and over the past ten years the gap has been on the increase. A similar trend has been in evidence as regards the salaries of employed persons. Investment and business activity is unsatisfactory. However, in 2020 the indicators for the labor market and the trends in it give the district a top place in the country, where it comes second only after Sofia (capital). The density of the road and railway networks is high, but the share of highways and first-class roads remains low. Local taxes are relatively high. The Active transparency ratings of the local administration remain above the national average.

The general trend towards population ageing is particularly conspicuous in Veliko Tarnovo district. The indicators in the area of education give it a relatively good ranking. The number of university students is among the highest in the country. The number of specialist physicians, as well as of hospital beds, is considerably below the national average. Registered crimes against the person and property have been on the rise. The share of household waste handed over for recycling and treatment is close to 100%. The relatively low share of population living in urban areas reflects on the figures for connectivity to pubic sewer networks. Veliko Tarnovo district’s cultural life is quite intense.

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