Timok District is located in southern Serbia, bordering on Romania and Bulgaria to the north east. Timok District is located at the intersection of two Pan European corridors: Corridor Nr. 10 (Serbia) and Corridor Nr. 4 (Bulgaria). Timok region is an area of 7,497 km ². Timok area includes the municipalities Zajezar, Knjazevac, Boljevac, Soko, Bor, Negotin, Majdanpek and Kladovo. Its territory is inhabited by 284,112 people, ie 3% of the total population of Serbia.

Of those eight, five border communities. What for decades was regarded as a major weakness, which is the border character of this area is now becoming clear advantage. Timok region is filled with diverse region. Thus, for example, the same day, they could:
• fish or sail on the Danube River, relax in one of the rescue or skiing on one ski,
• find him / in altitudeof only thirty-two m in the plane of Negotin and the highest peak in Serbia - 2.169 m, in the Balkan Mountains.


The area is rich in copper and gold. Two large hydroelectric systems, and I Ðerdap Ðerdap II, were built along the Danube.


The territory of the region is mainly Timok Highland, approximately 45% of the total area under arable land. Most fields are developed cattle breeding, cultivation, growing fruit and viticulture. Forests cover about 300,000 hectares - about 40% of the total area of Timok, or as much as 11.3% of the total forests of Serbia.
Timok region is a region with completely unspoiled nature and excellent natural potentials:
• rivers: Danube, Black and white Timok Timok Peck
• Bathrooms and thermo-mineral waters: Sokobanja Brestovacka spa, spa and great potentials in the villages of Gamzigradska Nikolicevo and Rgošte,
• Lakes and reservoirs: Grliško, Ðerdapsko, Bovan and Rgotsko Sovinac.
• Mini: copper (Bohr and Majdanpek), anthracite, coal ...
• Protected natural resources: National Park "Ðerdap" Stara Planina Nature Park
• uncontaminated soil, water and air.
More about tourist attractions in the region can be found in www.traveleastserbia.org.

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The Region of Vidin is situated in the north-western part of Bulgaria and spreads on an area of 3022 square kilometres (2.7% of the territory of the country). Centuries on end, the geographical position had been favourable to its development as a transport, trade and cultural centre.

The region of Vidin is the entrance-exit gate of the Bulgarian Republic to Europe and the world. To the north the Vidin region borders with the Danube River which provides wonderful conditions for direct connections with Romania and the other countries from the Danube basin. Two European corridors pass through the region: corridor number 4 Budapest – Krayova – Sofia – Kulata – Solun (Thessaloniki), and corridor number 7 on the Danube River. The construction of a second bridge over the Danube, between Vidin and Kalafat, around 2 kilometres in length with combined road and railway transport is planned.

11 municipalities are allocated in the territory of region Vidin: Vidin, Boynitsa, Bregovo, Belogradchik, Gramada, Dimovo, Kula, Makresh, Novo selo, Ruzhintsi, Chuprene. Till the end of year 2006 the permanent population of region Vidin is 114 769.

The region includes wide areas: fields, hills and small forests with varied relief. From northeast to northwest parts of the following morphographic units take turns: Danube hill plain, Pre Balkan and Main Balkan range, which lead to increasing the sea level of the relief in the same direction. The large riverside lowlands are one of the most fertile lands turned in arable areas for growing various agricultures. The region of Pre Balkan begins from Vrashka Chuka and spreads to the outskirts of the Balkan mountain. The best outlined heights here are the Rabisha hill (461 m) and a hill called Belogradchishki venets (1125 m), set up by solid limestone and cut by the tributaries of Lom River.

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