Burgas is the largest city
in southeastern Bulgaria.
Area - 253,644 km ²
Population - 200,271
Burgas is the fourth
most populous city in
The Burgas Wetlands or the Burgas
Lakes are a group of lakes - Lake
Bourgas, Lake Mandrensko, Lake
Atanasovsko and Lake Pomoriisko
and also the protected areas Poda,
Chengene skele and Uzungeren near
Burgas. Three of the lakes and the
area Poda are a part of the Ramsar
convention and are of international
importance, particularly as a habitat
of water birds. The Burgas Lake
Complex is one of the three most
significant complexes of the Black
sea cost of wetlands for the water
The area, which
occupies within the
Black Sea city of 2 899.9
biography of the lake is
that its size it is the
largest natural in our
The living world of the sea birds are
the pearl of Lake Vaya.
In its waters during
different seasons of the year
you can see around 260 species of birds.
Тhe Black Sea salterns
which extract sea salt
are situated on the
territory of Atanasovsko
lake. The extraction of
salt is performed in a
primitive way, which has
no negative influence
upon the reservation
The Atanasovsko Lake does not freeze during the winter,
which turns it into a center of the hibernating water birds.
The lake is situated on the migratory way Via Pontica.
The main treasures of the complex
Mandra-Poda are the birds. It is
amazing that 274 bird species are
registered there and many of them
are globally threatened.