The 13th International Symposium on Heterogeneous Catalysis will be held in the town of Burgas, Bulgaria.

Burgas, port and town, is located in southeastern Bulgaria on the Gulf of Burgas. Founded in the 17th century as a fishing village on the site of medieval Pyrgos, it developed after Bulgaria’s liberation (1878), mainly with the arrival of the railway from Sofia (1890) and harbour improvements (1904).
It now rivals Varna to the north as the nation’s chief port, claiming much of Bulgaria’s Black Sea trade. With the small neighbouring port of Sozopol, Burgas also handles most of the Bulgarian fish catch.
The town is an important centre for the sea tourism with plenty of facilities and transport connections to the resorts on the South Black Sea coast. The resort complex is enriched by the presence of the Burgas mineral water baths /around 15 km from the town/ which is one of the most ancient Bulgarian balneology centers.
Burgas is a city constantly developing and improving its infrastructure and living conditions.

The 13th International Symposium on Heterogeneous Catalysis will take place in Bulgaria Hotel - a 4-star business hotel, located in the center of the city. With its variety of conference rooms, the hotel offers excellent opportunities for holding scientific meetings.

Address: 21 Aleksandrovska Str., Burgars
Bulgaria is located in Southeast Europe, in the northeast part of the Balkan Peninsula and borders to the south with Turkey and Greece, to the north with Romania, to the west with Macedonia (FYROM) & Serbia and to the east with the Black Sea. This location places Bulgaria on the crossroad between Europe and Asia. Bulgaria is also a transport crossroad, allowing access to Western Europe, the Near East and the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.
Information about Bulgaria
  • Total Area: 110,994 km2
  • Capital: Sofia
  • Official language: Bulgarian
  • Official script: Cyrillic
  • Official religion: Orthodox Christians
  • Currency: BGN – pronounced “lev” (plural leva);
  • Calling code: 00359
  • Time zone: Summer time: EET (UTC+ 3 hrs. - April through October)
  • Drives on the right
Here are some facts about Bulgaria:
  • Bulgaria is one of the oldest European countries established in 681 AD.
  • Since then Bulgaria is the only one that hasn’t changed its name.
  • Bulgaria ranks third in Europe for the number of valuable archaeological monuments after Italy and Greece.
  • Alexander Nevski is the oldest autocephalous Slavic Orthodox church in the world.
  • The Cyrillic alphabet became the third official alphabet of the EU after the accession of Bulgaria to the EU on January 1, 2007.
  • The oldest golden treasure was founded in Bulgaria.
  • Plovdiv is Europe’s oldest inhabited city.
  • The Bulgarian folk song “Izlel e Delyu Haydutin” was sent into space on the board of the US Space Probe Voyager I.
  • Almost one-third of Bulgaria is covered in forests.
  • Bulgaria produced as much as 85% of the world’s rose oil.
  • The bagpipe (known as ‘’gaida’’ in Bulgaria) is a traditional Bulgarian instrument.
  • Bulgarian yoghurt is the best in the world, trust us.
  • Bulgaria is the second country in Europe with the highest number of natural mineral springs.
  • World’s first digital wristwatch was developed by the Bulgarian, Peter Petroff.
  • The first electronic computer was invented by John Vincent Atanasoff who has a Bulgarian origin.
  • For 33 years so far no woman has managed to beat the record of the Bulgarian Stefka Kostadinova for the high jump at the World Championships in Rome with sensational 2.09 meters.
  • Bulgaria is one of the biggest wine-exporting countries in the world. Wine production has a long history dating back to Thracian times.
  • Bulgaria ranks third in Europe in biodiversity, with a number of rare and endemic species.
  • There are 9 UNESCO sites in Bulgaria.
  • The design of the Bulgarian flag also known as the “Tricolor” is attributed to the artist and revolutionary Zachary Zograf. The colours of the flag hold symbolic significance: white represents peace, green symbolizes fertility and hope, and red signifies valour and the blood shed for the nation’s independence.
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