204 hectares and
population of 145,000 ,Gabrovo region covers 356 towns and villages,
administered in 4 municipalities - Gabrovo,
Dryanovo, Sevlievo and Tryavna.
The total number of the town and village councils is 23.
The climate of the region is temperate continental with cold winters and
comparatively warm summers. Cool and wet spring and autumn. The average
annual temperatures are about 10 C. Snow holds up at the high mountainous
parts about 110 days of the year.
The main favourable features of the geographical position of the region that
contribute to its economic development, are the crossroad position of the
district area and its proper transport accessibility. Gabrovo has
transport connections with the major cities in the country by road and rail.
It is 220km away from the capital Sofia and it s international airport,
274km from Varna and 234 from Bourgas. The nearest airport is 60 km. away in
The electric power system of the adjoining territory is well developed and
scaled to endure extreme loading. This enables the inclusion of new
consumers in the future, which will stimulate the economic development. The
problems of the electric power network in the municipalities arise from some
quality parameters of the electric power in a number of villages.
Large number of urban dwellings are centrally heated by a thermal energy
(carried by steam), something not very popular in the UK but very
cheap providing enough consumers are available. In recent years
the decrease of the industrial production in the last few yeas has led to a
gradual diminution of thermal energy for industrial needs. The relatively
high cost, the suspension of commercial and household consumers raised the
cost of the produced thermal energy.
Gabrovo region avails of water sources with fair quality and quantity.
Potential property buyers and investors though have to be aware that some of
the villages draw water out of local water sources with unstable and
wavering debits and bad quality of the water.
Parts of the existing water supply system in the region is worn out,
with lots of water wastes and expenses for running repairs. A permanent
solution of the problem with the drinking water can be attained by the
accomplishment of the projects for finalization of the construction of both
dams - Byala /Sevlievo/ and Neikovtsi /Tryavna/ and the partial
reconstruction of Christo Smirnenski dam /Gabrovo/. These infrastructure
projects will secure enough water for household and industrial consumption,
irrigation and energy production.
The system development and the
quality of the connections are on a relatively high level. The telephone
density for the region is 32 telephone posts for 100 inhabitants, which is