Burgas, the capital of the Burgas province is an important industrial center of the province. Situated on the western part of the Black Sea, it is the second largest city of the country.
During the reign of the Romans, the city was known as "Deltum". Initially it was a military colony but later on it was renamed as "Bourgas". Over time, the Burgas, Bulgaria became a city of major industries and trade. The first railway station was introduced in the city in 1903. This led to an expansion of the city and consulates of different countries were set up here.
The economy of the city is well developed. Presently, there are a number of chemical and oil companies boosting up the regional economy of the city. Iron ore and salt are produced here and are exported abroad.
The city houses several important places of Bulgaria namely:
- Burgas Regional Historical Museum
- Burgas Art Gallery
- Burgas Opera House
- Ethnographic Museum
- Museum of Nature and Science