Sliven Tourism

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Sliven (Bulgarian: Сливен) is the eighth-largest city in Bulgaria and the administrative and industrial centre of Sliven Province and municipality. Sliven is famous for its Bulgarian Haiduts who fought against the Ottoman Turks in the 19th century and is known as the "City of the 100 Voyvodi", a Voyvoda being a leader of Haiduts. The famous rocky massif Sinite Kamani (Сините камъни, "The Blue Rocks") and the associated national park, the fresh air and the mineral springs offer diverse opportunities for leisure and tourism. Investors are exploring the opportunity to use the famous local wind (Bora) for the production of electricity. Another point of interest and a major symbol of the city as featured on the coat of arms, is over thousand-year-old Stariyat Briast (Старият Бряст, "The Old Elm"), a huge Smooth-leaved Elm in the center of the city. In times of the Ottoman rule Turkish officials used to hang Bulgarian revolutionaries on it. Today the city is helping the tree live on by frequent evaluations and reinforcing its base. It was elected Bulgarian tree of the year in 2013. On 19 March 2014 the results of online poll were revealed at a ceremony in the European Parliament. The Old Elm was voted European tree of the year 2014. Sliven Peak on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Sliven.

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Facts and Stats for Sliven*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sliven

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

    • Air Pollution 55 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Sliven: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.33 (Low)
    • Drug offense 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 91.67 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Sliven - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Sliven is 93.22 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 65.63 (High)
    • Climate Index 76.31 (High)
    • Pollution Index 53.56 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 38.21 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.1 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 30.5 (Very 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 Sliven

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46.02 USD

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

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