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Municipality of Razlog

Razlog (RAZ)


The Municipality of Razlog (population 22.894 people), is a small-sized Bulgarian municipality (comprising different surrounding villages), located in the South Western part of Bulgaria close to the Greek /Macedonian borders.

The Municipality has a relevant road network and a railway system connecting the town with the capital Sofia (international road E-79), and to Romania and Greece.

Razlog is the main administrative /educational centre for the whole region. All governmental institutions and administrative offices operating at regional level are represented here. The town of Razlog is in the immediate vicinity of the biggest winter resort in Bulgaria (5 km. distance).

Tourism is priority field with a great influence over the local economy and is assessed as a most perspective sector for investments. The tourist facilities are quickly expanding – luxurious and family hotels, SPA centers, holiday settlements, sport complexes, mountainous ecotrails.

The increased flow of people coming in Razlog to work, for administrative reasons or for tourism generates the need for better organizing the city mobility within the town and with the neighboring towns and villages. All problems arisen need specialized authority to work for their improvement and development as well as manage the transport.