🇧🇬 Vratsa is the largest city in north-western Bulgaria and the administrative and economic centre of the municipality of Vratsa and Vratsa district. It is located about 112 km north of Sofia, 40 km south-east of Montana. Situated at the foot of the Vrachanski Balkan, the town is near numerous caves, waterfalls and rock formations. The most famous of them are the Ledenika Cave, Skaklya Waterfall and the Vratsata Pass. The Vratsa History Museum holds the Rogozen treasure, which is the largest Thracian treasure. Botev Days are held annually in the city, culminating in the rally-dawn on June 1, held at Hristo Botev Square, as well as the national worship on June 2 at Mount Okolchitsa. Vratsa's motto is "A city like the Balkan - ancient and young". Industry In the area of Vratsa are developed many branches of industry: textile (production of cotton fabrics and silk), tailoring, food processing (bakery, confectionery, meat processing, dairy processing, soft drinks production, etc.) mining of rock lining materials from the Vratsa region - limestone), furniture, light, machine-building (production of lathes and mills), metal casting and metalworking, etc.
Vratsa has a population of over 73,894 people. Vratsa also forms the centre of the wider Vratsa Province which has a population of over 170,367 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Vratsa is twinned with: 🇷🇸 Bor, Serbia; 🇷🇴 Craiova, Romania; 🇲🇰 Kičevo, North Macedonia; 🇧🇾 Kobryn, Belarus; 🇷🇺 Serpukhov, Russia; 🇺🇦 Sumy, Ukraine; 🇫🇷 Villeneuve-le-Roi, France.