The city of Dobrich is about 30 kilometers away from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. For the roughly 100 thousand inhabitants, this is certainly good news. The sea resorts in the vicinity are called Albena, Balchik, and then there's the famous and truly international Golden Sands. Dobrich is an important industrial and trade center, and being so close to the sea clearly is a big plus factor for it and the - relatively - big community of expatriates, many of whom work for multinational companies. The industry to be found in Dobrich is mostly machinery, food and textiles. But recently the service sector has also been picking up. Further, agriculture plays a big role in and around Dobrich - and the local wine may not be world-famous, but it is certainly delicious - and definitely a positive quality-of-life factor.
Like most South-Eastern European cities, Dobrich too has a wealth of history, and there are buildings and monuments from a variety of periods within city limits. The clock tower is the traditional symbol of Dobrich, but since 1979 it has been replaced in this function by the city's own television tower, which stands 146 meters tall. (just for comparison's sake: London's Big Ben is 96.3 meters high). It comes with an observation platform - and is of remarkable appearance. In any case, it permits you to get breathtaking views of the city of Dobrich. For example, you will see the grandiose Khan Asparuh Monument - which honours a legendary Bulgarian monarch, who ruled the country between 668 and 695 AD.
Dobrich is of a multicultural nature. While most of the population is ethnically Bulgarian, there are some sizable minorities, most notably that belonging to the Gagauz people. This is a Christian Turkish nation with a mysterious past - and a rich and vivid culture. The folk music they produce may be less melancholic than the typical Bulgarian one, but it certainly is no less beautiful and exotic.
With Dobrich being now a state-of-the-art and ultra-modern city, it may sometimes seem surprising how backward the surrounding countryside still appears to be. Though things are changing - and tourism of course is a major factor in this development. In any case, Dobrich and especially the region around it hold great promise for a prosperous future.
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