Vratsa is located between the Danube river and Stara Planina mountain. The Vratsa region is named after a city of the same name, which was founded by the ancient Thracians around the 5th century BC.
One of the main sights of the region is Ledenika cave situated at 830 m above sea level. The cave is 300 m long, and consists of ten halls. The biggest cave hall is the Concert Hall. Karst formations - stalactites and stalagmites are over a thousand years old.
Vratsata gorge, located on Vratsa Mountain, is the highest cliff of the Balkans at 400m. It is the home to numerous national and international climbing competitions.
The economy of the region is mostly dependent on its natural features, and therefore the most developed sectors are agriculture, forestry, and electricity production. A nuclear power plant in Kozloduy is a major supplier of Bulgarian electricity.