Samuil Tourism, Bulgaria

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Samuil (Bulgarian: Самуил [səmuˈil]; Turkish: Işıklar) is a village in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Razgrad Province, located in the geographic region of Ludogorie. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Samuil Municipality, which lies in the southeastern part of the Province. As of December 2009, the village has a population of 1,543 inhabitants. Samuil lies among the Samuil Heights in the Ludogorie Plateau, near the second highest hill in the Danubian Plain (501 metres). The population consists of Bulgarians, Turks and Romani. The area was inhabited by the Getae and the Romans in Antiquity and by the Slavs and Bulgars in the Middle Ages. It was part of the First Bulgarian Empire and the Second Bulgarian Empire, but fell under Ottoman rule as early as 1388. The construction of Baron Hirsch's Rousse-Kaspichan-Varna railway line in 1867-1868 turned the small village of Ishiklar into a railway station of local importance, with the first settlers being Greek merchants and harvesters. After the Liberation of Bulgaria, many Bulgarians settled in the village, which was renamed to Gara Samuil ("Samuil Station") and then to Samuil in honour of the medieval tsar Samuil of Bulgaria.


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Facts and Stats for Samuil*

  • Pollution Statistics in Samuil

    Know the pollution level of Samuil before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Samuil: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 83.33 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 83.33 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Samuil - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 82.81 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 85.45 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 70.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.09 (Low)
    • 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 Samuil

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Samuil

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.59 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 58.52 USD

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

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