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The city of Bourgas (population: 196 316) is the second largest city at the Black Sea coast and is a regional administrative centre. It is situated in the farthest western part of Bourgas Bay and is 390 km east of Sofia. It ranks fourth in size among the biggest cities in the country after Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna. Due to the low level of the coast three lagoon-lakes were formed: Atanassovo, Bourgas, and Mandren. The city is situated between the sea and the first two lakes, however it has grown so much that nowadays it almost touches the Mandra Lake.