Burgas (Bulgarian: Бургас, pronounced [burˈɡas]), sometimes transliterated as Bourgas, is the second largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the fourth-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia, Plovdiv, and Varna, with a population of 211,033 inhabitants, while 277,922 live in its urban area. It is the capital of Burgas Province and an important industrial, transport, cultural and tourist centre. The city is surrounded by the Burgas Lakes and located at the westernmost point of the Black Sea, at the large Burgas Bay. The LUKOIL Neftochim Burgas is the largest oil refinery in southeastern Europe and the largest industrial enterprise. The Port of Burgas is the largest port in Bulgaria, and Burgas Airport is the second most important in the country. Burgas is the center of the Bulgarian fishing and fish processing industry. Wikipedia
Though there are many tourist attractions in the surrounding region (Nessebar, Sozopol, Sunny Beach) Bulgarian city itself does not have much to offer to tourists. However it’s a very pretty town.
The city was settled 3000 years ago. The Thracians, the Greeks, the Romans and the Ottomans were some of the important empires who ruled the area. They have all left an important mark on the city. The city gained its current name and look under the Ottoman Empire. The city flourished thanks to trade in craft and grain. In the 18th century it became the trade and administrative center of the region. The late 19th and early 20th century saw some impressive industrialization.
Tourism wise there are two main attractions - the Sea Garden and the Regional Museum. For those who want to get out of town there are several pretty lakes – Vaya, Atanasovsko and Mandrensko. These lakes are important salt resources, and also important habitats for migratory birds. There is not much in the way of nightlife.
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