The oldest settling on the territory of Haskovo and its surroundings dates back to the New Stone Age.
Haskovo evolved during the Middle Ages, and after the Liberation of Bulgaria (1878), local people turned their backs on crafts and started to build and develop factories. The first industrial enterprises are established, new trade relations and markets are established. The largest share in the city's industry by the amount of the invested capital, by the number of employed workers and by the annual production is the tobacco industry. In 1900, the city had 15,000 inhabitants.
At the beginning of the 20th century, trade, agriculture and industry were revived. In the region of Haskovo there is a growing area of tobacco, sunflower and cotton. Modernization of agriculture begins. In the 60s and 70s of the 20th century, as a result of the intensified industrialization, large industrial enterprises were established. The industrialization of the city is related to its increase and the development of urban construction. New neighborhoods and streets, green areas, schools, polyclinics, bakery, cultural institutes, shops, and more are being created.
With the beginning of democracy in Bulgaria since 1989, many of the old machine-building factories are switching to a new, modern technological production, others stop working. In recent years, new ventures and associations have been created, which, with their own production, conquer not only the local but also the global market.
Haskovo is a municipality and a regional town, an administrative, economic and cultural center of the region with developed modern technical and social infrastructure, high quality of life for residents and preserved environment. It covers an area of 740.22 sq. km. It has 36 settlements - 1 town and 35 villages. It is located in the central part of Southern Bulgaria.
Address: Sq. “Obshtinski“№1, 6300 Haskovo
Haskovo offers many logistical advanteges for investors. Itis located in the centarl part of Southern Bulgaria at the crossroads between Europe and the middle East, which is a good prerequisite for international, trade and cultural ecchanges. The main bus and railway routes pass through the territory of the municipality, which are entry and exit points of Bulgaria, this is the reason for the successful trade with Greece and Turkey. Near the city pass two key highways and four main international transport corridors.
The city attracts tourists with its landmarks and location. The specific architecture is also one of the attractions of the municipality. Many oriental-style streets have been preserved, which brings memories of the life of the past century. In addition, the preserved old city district will fascinate you with its Renaissance architecture. In the center of Haskovo there is the oldest mosque in the country, which attracts numerous tourists. Besides these most important attractions, there are many antique houses and public buildings declared to be cultural monuments that preserve the unique spirit of Haskovo history. The world's tallest statue of the Holy Mother of God is located in Haskovo.