Municipality of Novo selo
Municipality of Novo Selo
Last update: 2011-02-14
The municipality of Novo Selo (population of 3,518 people, 2009) consists of 5 settlements and occupies an area of 109.5 sq. km. It is located 25 km away from the district center – the town of Vidin and 15 km away from the border with Serbia. Important factors for the development of Novo Selo municipality are its excellent geographic location - between two borders on the river Danube, which enables its cross-border cooperation options and extraordinary natural, climatic and soil conditions, combined with important historical monuments, which have made the municipality an attractive destination for many tourists.
There are 81 km asphalt roads and streets, the majority of which need rehabilitation. Out of these, 29 km are roads third and fourth class and the rest are streets in the settlements. Transport links in the municipality are carried out by road transport.
Electricity supply in the municipality of Novo Selo is performed by CEZ AD - Vidin branch. All 5 settlements in the municipality are supplied with electricity.
Water supply and sewerage
All settlements in Novo Selo municipality are supplied with water. The center of Novo Selo municipality has its own water source located on the banks of the Danube River. The villages of Florentin and Yasenare are also supplied from a separate source - tube wells located on the Danube near the village of Yasen. From all five settlements in the municipality only two villages - Novo Selo and Vinarovo have partially constructed sewerage system for rain waters.
There are three telephone stations, which render telephone services to the entire municipality. Almost the entire area of the municipality is covered by mobile telephony. The municipality has modern and high speed internet connection.
The flat topography of the municipality of Novo Selo, the favorable weather conditions and the diverse and fertile black soils are among the key factors that determine the development of the municipality as a primarily agricultural region with traditions in viticulture and grain production. Presently, one of the major enterprises in the municipality is a winery and a bottling plant which operate on national and global markets. Besides, about 30 other companies and retailers are registered on the territory of the municipality, which operate successfully and play an important role in the development of the local economy. The municipality of Novo Selo has potential for development of eco-tourism, rural tourism, water tourism and cultural-cognitive tourism, which present opportunities to investors.