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VidinMontanaVratzaPlevenVeliko TurnovoRousseSilistraDobrichVarnaBourgassYambolShoumenRazgradSlivenTargovishteGabrovoStara ZagoraHaskovoKardjaliPlovdivLovechSmolianPazarjikSofiaPernikKyustendilBlagoevgrad
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Administrative divisions (bigest bulgarian towns)

The 1987 law-enforced administrative-territorial division of the country divides the territory into 9 administrative regions, 279 municipalities and 3913 mayoralties. The local authorities are responsible for the implementation of the laws and the fulfilment of the approved regional development programmes.The community network comprises 5336 communities, of which 238 towns, 4445 villages and 653 hamlets.

Old Administrative Regions (and some big cities):

  • THE CITY OF SOFIA (Sofia)
  • SOFIA REGION (Pernik, Kyustendil, Blagoevgrad)
  • PLOVDIV REGION (Plovdiv, Pazardzhik, Smolian)
  • HASKOVO REGION (Haskovo, Stara Zagora, Kardjali)
  • BOURGASS REGION (Bourgass, Yambol, Sliven)
  • VARNA REGION (Varna, Shoumen, Dobrich)
  • ROUSSE REGION (Rousse, Silistra, Razgrad)
  • LOVECH REGION (Lovech, Pleven, Gabrovo)
  • MONTANA REGION (Montana, Vratsa, Vidin)

    Administrative regions are divided into 28 provinces. Half of the provinces are in north Bulgaria and the other half in south Bulgaria. The provinces are:

    1. Blagoevgrad
    2. Bourgass
    3. Dobrich
    4. Gabrovo
    5. Haskovo
    6. Kardjali
    7. Kiustendil
    8. Lovech
    9. Montana
    10. Pazarjik
    11. Pernik
    12. Pleven
    13. Plovdiv
    14. Razgrad
    15. Rousse
    16. Shoumen
    17. Silistra
    18. Sliven
    19. Smolian
    20. Sofia - city
    21. Sofia - area
    22. Stara Zagora
    23. Targovishte
    24. Varna
    25. Veliko Turnovo
    26. Vidin
    27. Vratza
    28. Yambol