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City data

Date of establishment: 17th century
Time zone: GMT +2, summer period GMT +3
Total area: 253,644 km?
Population: 207,925 inhabitants
Restaurants and cafes: Numerous in the city
Cuisine: Bulgarian, Mediterranean
Shopping: Stores and boutiques in town

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Port data

Official name: Port of Burgas JSC
Location: 42°30’ N, 27°28’ E
Adress: 1, Prince Al. Battenberg Str., Burgas, 8000, Bulgaria
Telephone: +359 56 822 222
Fax: +359 56 822 156
VTS: 14
ISPS: Available

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City map

Burgas, Bulgaria

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Is it possible to take a bath where ancient Romans did it? Let’s start for Burgas in search of the answer.

Origin of the name. Burgas was founded as an Ancient Greek city under the name Pyrgos that means “tower”. 

History. Pyrgos was founded by colonists from the Greek colony Apollonia (modern Sozopol). It is much younger than its neighbor-cities, and, in contrast, always remained a provincial town. In 1829, when the city was occupied by Russian troops during the Russian-Turkish war of 1828-29 there were 5 thousand citizens, mostly Turks and Greeks, mainly engaged in trade. Main export products: wool, butter and cheese.

Prior to the beginning of the 20th century Burgas was a tiny town with a population about 3 thousand people. The development of the city began after the construction of the port in 1903 by the French company “Batignolles”. Soon there were 18 foreign companies in Burgas. The city began a new life. Today Burgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria.


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  • Pyrgos Fortress
  • Burgas Baths
  • Sea Garden and Zoo
  • Art Gallery
  • Ethnographic Museum
  • SS. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral
  • Burgas regional Historic Museum