City of Varna
Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the third-largest city in Bulgaria with a population of 334 870 inhabitants. With the nearby towns of Beloslav and Devnya, Varna forms the Varna-Devnya Industrial Agglomeration with some of the biggest chemical, power production, and manufacturing facilities in Bulgaria.
Varna was created almost five millennia ago, but it wasn’t until seafaring Greeks founded a colony here in 585 BC that the town became a port. The oldest golden treasure in the world was discovered in Varna, consisting of coins, weapons and jewellery dating back to 4,600 BC.
Commonly referred to as the “summer capital” of Bulgaria, Varna is a major tourist destination, business and university centre, seaport, and headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and merchant marine. The Varna Airport with its 1,181,830 passangers (mainly tourists) ranks third in Bulgaria after the Burgas and Sofia Airports.
The modern city is both a shipyard and port for incoming freighters and the navy, and a riviera town visited by tourists of every nationality. It is a cosmopolitan place and a nice one to scroll through: Baroque, turn-of-the-century and contemporary architecture pleasantly blended with shady promenades and a handsome seaside garden.
Every year Varna becomes a host city of numerous prestigious cultural events.
Varna has five high schools and three colleges with totally 30,000 students: the Naval Academy, the University of Economics (including the College of Tourism), the Medical University (including the Medical College), the Technical University (including the Technical College) and the Free University of Varna. Only the Free University of Varna is privately owned. All other four universities are owned by the Bulgarian state. Today Varna is an economic, cultural and administrative center and a city with a most dynamic development.
University of Varna
Close adherence to the international educational standards has always been the main rule for the Naval Academy. Their education in ’Navigation’ and ‘Ship Power Plants’ has been approved by IMO and the Academy was included in the White List of educational institutions with ‘approved education’. The Naval Academy trains officers both, for the Bulgarian Navy and for the civilian sector. Today many engineers who graduated from the Naval Academy work in various civil industries and many merchant marine officers are captains and ship engineers in foreign companies in USA, England, Japan, France, Germany, Norway, Italy, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Philippines, etc.
City of Varna
European and National Operational Programmes Directorate
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Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy
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