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Varna


The hinterland of the port-city    EN

Author: ROUSSEV IVAN

In medieval documents and charts from the 13th-14th c., mostly in portolan charts, Varna was referred to as the main port of “Zagora”. In a political sense, “Zagora” was associated with the medieval Bulgarian state, and in a territorial and geographical sense - with the lands between the Danube, the Balkan Mountains, the Black Sea and the Iron Gates Gorge[1].

In the period when Varna was within the Ottoman Empire the port of Varna preserved its importance - i.e. continued to service imports and exports via the Black Sea, from and to the territories between the Balkan Mountains and the Danube.

After the restoration of the Bulgarian state in 1878 the port of Varna became the main and largest Black Sea port of the country and served its Black Sea import-export trade.

 


[1] Русев, И. Варна през Късното Средновековие и Възраждането (края на XІV в. – 1878 г.). – В: Русев, И., В. Плетньов. История на Варна. Т. ІІ (VII в. – 1878 г.). Изд. „Славена” – Варна, 2012, с. 317.


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Русев, И. Варна през Късното Средновековие и Възраждането (края на XІV в. – 1878 г.). – В: Русев, И., В. Плетньов. История на Варна. Т. ІІ (VII в. – 1878 г.). Изд. „Славена” – Варна, 2012, с. 317.


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