Danube River near Svishtov, Bulgaria

Svishtov is situated on the right bank of the Danube river, opposite the Romanian town of Zimnicea. Svishtov is one of the largest Bulgarian Danube ports and is a cultural centre. Noteworthy churches include those of St. Demetrius (1640) and SS. Peter and Paul. Pop. (2004 est.) 33,197.