Silistra is also the main city of the province of Silistra and the proto-Bulgarian origin meaning is 'City of troops'. The area is also known for its apricot brandy and pelcians. Due to the fertile soil Silistra Province is a traditionally agricultural province.
The region of Silistra located on the bank of the Danube is situated in the north eastern part of Bulgaria. It borders Romania and is surrounded by the regions of Dobrich, Ruse, Razgrad and Shumen. The scenery of the region includes the Ludogorie lowlands, Dobrudzha and parts of the hilly Danubian Plain.