Nova Zagora Tourism

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Nova Zagora (Bulgarian: Нова Загора) is a town located in the southeastern plains of Bulgaria in Sliven Province. It is the administrative centre of Nova Zagora Municipality. As of December 2009, the town has a population of 23,625 inhabitants, while the entire municipality (including surrounding villages) has a population of 45,111. The first traces of life in the region date back thousands of years. Many archeological sites are located in the region, showing settlements dating back to the Stone Age and the Stone-Copper age (Eneolithic). The most prominent archeological site is in the nearby village of Karanovo. The Nova Zagora Historical Museum has many historically significant artifacts dating back to this era. The region is very fertile, growing a wide range of produce including grapes, sunflowers and cereals. The municipality has a manufacturing base including machine tools producer ZMM Ltd., agriculture equipment maker Perla Ltd., and textile manufacturer Miroglio Ltd. Nova Zagora is located on the main Sofia-Plovdiv-Burgas railroad, as well as the Trakia Highway that runs from Sofia to Burgas. It is 35 km east of Stara Zagora and 30 km west of Sliven. The Nova Zagora Municipality is part of the Sliven administrative district. Nova Zagora has Roma (Gypsy) and Turkish minority. Official estimates indicate that approximately 12 percent of the population is from these ethnic minorities, while unofficial estimates are higher. The town suffers from high levels of unemployment (estimated at 23 percent), and the population has been declining. The climate is mild, with the average winter temperature at 1.2 degrees Celsius, and the average August temperature of 23.5 degrees. The town has a variety of sports facilities, including tennis, a soccer and athletics stadium, karate and there is also a football (soccer) team called Zagorets Nova Zagora.


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Facts and Stats for Nova Zagora*

  • Pollution Statistics in Nova Zagora

    Know the pollution level of Nova Zagora before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
  • Nova Zagora: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Nova Zagora for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Nova Zagora.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 66.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 33.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 83.33 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 83.33 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.67 (High)
  • Living in Nova Zagora - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Nova Zagora is 153.13 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 51.04 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 81.34 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 45.79 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15.5 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 35.22 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.59 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 75.24 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Nova Zagora

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nova Zagora

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.69 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 23.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 58.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 34.76 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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