Severozapaden Planning Region

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Coordinates: 43°15′N 24°0′E / 43.250°N 24.000°E / 43.250; 24.000

Severozapaden Planning Region
Северозападен район за планиране
planning region
Location of Severozapaden Planning Region
Country  Bulgaria
Seat Pleven
 • Total 19,070.3 km2 (7,363.1 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 783,909
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
NUTS code BG31
GDP per capita (PPS) €7,100 (2008)[3]

Severozapaden is a region of Bulgaria. The capital is the city of Pleven. The region has the lowest-ranked economy in Bulgaria and the European Union, with a GDP per capita of €7,100 or 27% of EU27 average (2008). It includes five administrative divisions or oblasts: Vidin Province, Vratsa Province, Montana Province, Lovech Province and Pleven Province.

According to Eurostat, Severozapaden is the poorest region in the EU.[4]

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