About the town
Svishtov is a town in the Veliko Tarnovo region, located on the Danube in Central North Bulgaria. It is an administrative and economy center of the Svishtov municipality.
Svishtov is situated on the most south part of the Danuber river. The town is 237 km away from the capital Sofia, 85 km away from Veliko Tarnovo, 80 km away from Pleven and 90 km away from Ruse.
The port exists since the 16th century. There has been a pier since 19798. The pier is 200 m long. The port is extremely important to the north-central region. It is mainly a commercial port but it is also oriented in working with small tourist and travel ships.
On the other side of the river is the Romanian town Zimnitch connected by a ferryboat.