Kula Municipality

The municipality is located in the western part of Vidin district. Its area is ​​279.37 km2, occupies the 5th place among the 11 municipalities of the district, which represents 9.15% of the territory of the region.

The relief of the municipality is mostly slightly hilly. Its territory falls into the westernmost, hilly part of the Western Danube Plain. The main feature of the relief is the extensive interdental hills, which are leveled or slightly sloping, and among them are the deep valleys of the Topolovets and Chichilska and Kalchovets rivers (constituent of Voynishka) and their tributaries. In general, the terrain is declining from the southwest to the northeast. The highest point of the municipality is situated in the most southwest part of it, with the municipal boundaries with the Municipality of Makresh and the Republic of Serbia - the secluded height Vrashka Chuka - 692 m above sea level, and the lowest point at the opposite northeast end , in the bed of Chichilska River - 90 m above sea level.

The municipality has 9 settlements with a total population of 4 717 inhabitants on the census of 1 February 2011.

By ethnic group of 4575 self-identified (2011):

Bulgarians: 4459

Gypsies: 98

others: 0

unspecified: 12

Historical evidence suggests that here, very close to the beginning of the Balkan Mountains, the man has sought a place to reside and shelter in prehistoric times.

During the Ottoman domination the town was called Adlee.

In the center of the city, next to the remains of Kastra Martis fortress, there is a museum that houses labor tools, Late Romanesque objects found near the fortress, and a small mock-up of the fortress itself. To date (20.01.2014) the museum is not working. The main and more valuable part of the museum exposition was stolen from Gypsies, and everything else was taken to the Vidin Museum and was not exposed, but locked and hidden in sacks.

The Vrashka Chuka Border checkpoints with the Republic of Serbia functions in the municipality. The distance from the border crossing to the Serbian town of Zajecar is 11 km.

Priority sectors in the development of the municipality are agriculture, processing industry, craftsmanship.

Agriculture is a traditional sector for Kula municipality. The existing soil-climatic and labor resources are favorable for its development. The total agricultural area is 216 141 decares, of which the arable land is 191 453 decares. On the territory of the municipality there are 59 015 decares forest fund, mostly deciduous forests.

The existence of large artificial water basins (5 dams) in the municipality and great game diversity are prerequisites for the development of hunting and fishing tourism.

On the territory of the municipality is located the protected nature reserve "Vrashka Chuka" - an area of rare and unique plant species. It is located in area of village of Izvor Mahala and covers an area of 67.6 ha.
Based on the cultural-historical and natural landmarks existing in the municipality, the priorities of the municipality are also the development of cultural tourism, including cross-border tourist exchange with the Republic of Serbia.

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