Gencho Genchev

Culture has always been an essential part of the past and present image of Svishtov Municipality. During the Bulgarian Renaissance, with the efforts of distinguished members of the Svishtov community the town came to originate a number of pioneering initiatives for Bulgaria. Among the institutions with significant presence in local cultural life are the first Bulgarian culture house named after Elenka and Kiril D. Avramov, the first Bulgarian choir, "Yanko Mustakov", the City Library, the Nikolay Pavlovich Art Gallery, the Student Culture Center, the historical museums, the culture houses in the villages of the municipality. The local media are represented by two cable operators with own television programs, three radio stations, and ...

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Svishtov is one of the leading industrial and agricultural centers in Veliko Tarnovo District. Svishtov municipality is developing a mixed type of economy. The main subjects of activity of the companies are trade, services and catering. The food industry and chemical industry occupy a considerable share in the municipal economy. The combination of the available material base, qualified labor force, the traditions in the production of some products and the fertile land of the Danubean plain are pre-conditions for the development of the municipal economy ...

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Svishtov Municipality is situated in the northernmost part of Veliko Turnovo District and borders through the Danube River on the Republic of Romania and the following municipalities: Polski Trambesh in Veliko Turnovo District, Tsenovo in Russe District, and Levski in Pleven District. This is where the southernmost point of the Danube River (43° H 37' northern latitude), is located, which means it is the shortest way from the Danube through Stara Planina and the valley of Maritsa River, to the Aegean Sea ...

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The first settlers of the site near the town of today came here in the time of the Middle Neolithic (3000 - 2600 BC). Novae - the former Roman castle - initially sprang as headquarters of a Roman Legion. Gradually it turned into an important economic and cross-roads center. The archaeological excavations near the town of Svishtov revealed ancient city remains of inestimable historic value ...

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