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Silistra is a port city in northeastern Bulgaria. The city lies on the southern bank of the lower Danube river, and is also the part of the Romanian border where it stops following the Danube. Silistra is the administrative center of the Silistra Province and one of the important cities of the historical region of Southern Dobrudzha.Silistra is a major cultural, industrial, transportation, and educational center of northeastern Bulgaria. There are many historical landmarks including a richly-decorated Late Roman tomb, remains of the Medieval fortress, an Ottoman fort, and an art gallery.EtymologyThe name Silistra is possibly derived from the root of the old Thracian name of the lower part of the Danube "Istrum". By another theory, the city's name comes from the Latin words "silo" and "stra", meaning "awl" and "strategy".GeographySilistra is in the northeastern part of Bulgaria on the southern bank of the Danube River. It is located in the Bulgarian part of Dobrudzha.The municipality of Silistra covers an area of 516 km2 and includes the city and 18 villages. The area of the city-proper is 27.159 km2.Silistra is 431 km from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria; 141 km from Varna; and 119 km from Ruse.
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Popular things to do in Silistra

Dunavska Gradina ©
Dunavska Gradina
Duration: 2 hours
Medzhit Tabiya Fort
Medzhit Tabiya Fort
Duration: 2 hours
History Museum of Silistra ©
Specialty Museum
History Museum of Silistra
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Silistra

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari UNESCO World Heritage Site
World heritage site
Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari UNESCO World Heritage Site Sveshtari
Duration: 2 hours
Srebarna Nature Reserve ©
World heritage site
Srebarna Nature Reserve Srebarna
Duration: 2 hours
Demir Baba Teke ©
Demir Baba Teke Isperih
Duration: 2 hours
Museum of Danube Fishing ©
History Museum
Museum of Danube Fishing Tutrakan
Duration: 30 minutes

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