Europe / Bulgaria


Burgas was originally founded by Thracian tribes several centuries before Christ. When the Roman Empire expanded its influence to the region, the Roman emperor Vespasian changed its name to Deultum and turned it into a retirement colony for Roman legionnaires. The colony developed and eventually added the mineral springs Northwest of it as a curative settlement or wellness center, called Aqua Kalidae.

Burgas is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and fourth-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna, with a population of 200,271 inhabitants according to Census 2011. It is the capital of Burgas Province and an important industrial, transport, cultural and tourist centre.

Surrounded by the coastal Burgas Lakes and located at the westernmost point of the Black Sea, the large Burgas Bay, Burgas has the largest and most important Bulgarian port and the second most important Bulgarian Airport. The LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas ist the largest oil refinery in Southeastern Europe and the largest industrial enterprise in Bulgaria. Despite being more famous for its business reputation, Burgas has a thriving arts scene and many splendid museums and galleries.

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