Svishtov is a Danube River cruise port located in northern Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo Province, opposite the Romanian town Zimnicea. The town/city covers a total area of approx 110,721 km2 (42,750 ml2) and has a population of around 30,160 people (2011 census).
- Svishtov is the administrative centre of homonymous Svishtov Municipality. It is the 2nd largest in the province after Veliko Tarnovo city and before Gorna Oryahovitsa.
- The town has had a port ever since XVI century. Port Svishtov was built in 1906. It is the southernmost harbour on Danube River and is served by Svishtov-Zimnich ferry (regular Ro-ro ferryboat between Svishtov and Zimnicea). This ferry service shortens the road path to/from Turkey to Central/Western Europe by 140 km (87 ml) when compared to the traditional route over Danube Bridge at Ruse-Giurgiu, and also allows a time gain of about 4 hours thus avoiding the traffic in/around Bucharest.
- The main industries in Svishtov include imports/exports through the harbor, chemical manufacturing, wheat production and electronics. The University of Economics is a major economic draw. Additionally, there are many European tourists, particularly from Romania. They frequent Svishtov due to its relatively lower prices.
- One of the prettiest sites around the town is the unique river valley (1-2 km away from Svishtov) which shelters the monastery of Svishtov. This region is called Pametnitsite (The Monuments), located on the banks of Danube River. There is a park around the old fortress situated in the centre the town.
- The first community center in Bulgaria, Community center "Elenka and Kiril D.Avramovi", was founded in 1856.
- The House-museum of Bulgarian novelist Aleko Konstantinov (1863-1897) is among the top 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria.
- Another unique place of interest is the region called Мanastira (The monastery), located 5 km (3 ml) south-east of the town.
Highlights: Veliko Tarnovo, Tsarevets Fortress
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