Area: 214.67 km²
Population: 8 860
Cities (villages): The municipality includes 12 villages: Mineralni bani, Bryastovo Sesame, Tatarevo, Spahievo, Sirakovo, Sarnitsa, Karamantsi, Kolets, Boyan, Angel voivoda and Vinevo. Its ethnic structure is mixed – Turks, Bulgarians and a small number of Romas.
Location and Landscape characteristics:
The municipality of Haskovski Mineralni Bani is located in the southeast part of Bulgaria, at a distance of about 18 km from the county town of Haskovo and 11 km from the main road /Е-80/ – Sofia – Plovdiv – Svilengrad. The municipality is located on a territory of 214,665 dca, in the northern part of the Eastern Rhodope mountain, which has typically hilly relief.
The region is characterized by tempered continental climate – soft winter, warm summer and long autumn. The altitudes vary between 50 and 500 m. The municipality of Mineralni Bani is surrounded by wonderful forest vegetation, which provides it with crystal clean air and natural beauty.
Economy (agriculture, industry, tourism etc.)
The population’s main employment is in farming (plant-growing and stock-breeding), the light and food and beverage industries (tailoring, knitting, bread-making, milk and dairy products, non-alcoholic drinks, etc.) and the resort business. There is no heavy industry on its territory, and for that reason the region is not polluted. This is one of the conditions for the development of balneological tourism as a priority in the economic development of the Mineralni Bani Municipality. The other factors for all-year-round spa treatment and holidaymaking are the favourable climate, the unique curative properties of the mineral water and the good transport access.
Project contact person:
Names: Teodora Krasteva
Department: Territorial development and construction