Vidin Municipality is situated in the Northwestern part of the Danubian plain, about 200 km from the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia. The municipality is near the Republic of Serbia and borders on the Republic of Romania. The Vidin Region possesses agreeable conditions for tourism development. These are mainly places in forests, the riverside of Danube, dam-sides, rock massives, historical landmarks, cave formations, monasteries.; The geographical location of the municipality defines its important role as a transport hub with significant opportunities, a precondition for building of a second Bridge on the River of Danube and Transeuropean corridor No 4 North - South - the shortest arterial road between the countries from West, Middle and Eastern Europe. Vidin Municipality is situated in the North-western part of Bulgaria and is one of the major municipalities in Vidin Region. There are 34 settlements in Vidin municipality with population 85 718 in total. The geographical position determines the moderate continental climate with comparatively cold winter with minimal rainfall and hot summer with maximum amount of rainfall. The plain relief and openness of Vidin lowlands facilitate the access of humid and warm air flows from West and Northwest during spring, summer and autumn, and invasion of cold continental air masses from East in winter. The charactersitics of climate, relief and litological structure have an significant impact on the soil forming process. According the soil zone types, the territory of Vidin Municipality is in the zone of carbonates and typical chernozems (black earth).

There are several types of soil; Haplic chernozems - most distributed of  them are medium-haplic chernozems. They are most common in the region of Dinkovitsa, Major Uzunovo, Biala Rada and Slana bara.;Alluvilal deposits - are common on the territory of Major Uzunovo, Slanotran, Inovo, Gradets, Rupci, Bukovec and the towns of Vidin and Dunavci. These are one of the most fertile soil types in the municipality; meadow chernozems (black soils).; humus-carbonates - they can be found on small spots among other types of soil, formated on limestone rock and distributed on convex, steep and adhereing slopes; Gradec is one of the biggest villages in Vidin Municipality. It is situated on 12 km Northwest of the town of Vidin, in the valley of Topolovets river.  The first written records of the village (then Urumlar) are believed to date from the 15th century. Later on the village became known as Garci, and the name Gradec it receives in the year of 1934. The best period of its development is in 1956 when the population was 4000 in total. The first church in the village “St. Prorok Ilia” was built in 1854. About three decades after the church has been destroyed and in 1896 on its place was built the present one,named again "St. Prorok Ilia". The Albotinski rock monastery is situated 8 km Western from Gradec.