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Sevlievo is a town in north-central Bulgaria, between Sofia and Varna. The city of Sofia (Bulgarian: София), at the foot of the Vitosha mountain, has a population of 1,208,930 (2003), and is the biggest city and capital of the Republic of Bulgaria. ... This article is about a city in Bulgaria. ...


The earliest traces of life in the region date back to the late Neolithic period (about 8000 years B.C.). There are still some Thracian tombs left. Hotalich Fortress is the last medieval town. It had been inhabited for more than 1000 years and functioned as an important defensive centre. Hotalich existed for centuries together with the settlement on the site of the contemporary town, known as "Servi" and "Selvi". In the middle of the XIX c. the development of crafts led to the concentration of large sums of money in the crafts' societies. Commercial trips far and across the Ottoman Empire, Europe and Russia enriched general knowledge. In 1834 St Prophet Eliah Church was restored. In 1836 the medieval Batoshevski Monastery was re-built. In the middle of the 50s the prominent master of the National Revival Period Kolio Ficheto built the stone bridge over the Rossitsa River. The Neolithic, (Greek neos=new, lithos=stone, or New Stone Age) is traditionally the last part of the stone age. ... Thrace is a historical and geographic area in south-east Europe spread over southern Bulgaria, north-eastern Greece, and European Turkey. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto El Muzaffer Daima The Ever Victorious (as written in tugra) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital İstanbul (Constantinople/Asitane/Konstantiniyye ) Sovereigns Sultans of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 6. ...


In 1844 the famous well-to-do craftsman and merchant Hadji Stoyan Nicholov invested his own money in the building of a huge school. In 1870 under the direct guidance of the Apostle of Freedom - Vassil Levski, a revolutionary committee was created. It prepared the population of Sevlievo for the April uprising in 1876. The Bulgarians from this region took an active part in it.


Turkish occupation of the town ended July 2, 1877. As a major cultural institute, the community centre has existed for 127 years. The House of Culture "Mara Belcheva" became the new centre of cultural events. July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


External links

  • Sevlievo municipality's home page (http://bulgaria.domino.bg/sevlievo/eng/)
  • Pictures from Sevlievo (http://www.pbase.com/ngruev/sevlievo)

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Sevlievo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (346 words)
Sevlievo (Bulgarian: Севлиево) is a town in north-central Bulgaria, part of Gabrovo Province.
Sevlievo is known as one of the wealthiest towns in Bulgaria owing to the well developed local economy, high employment rate and major foreign investments, such as the American Standard Companies factory.
It prepared the population of Sevlievo for the April Uprising in 1876.
*** Bulgarian Properties - properties in SEVLIEVO *** (797 words)
The modern Sevlievo is a well developed industrial centre situated near the picturesque Rossitsa River and in the bosom of the Stara Planina mountain, which welcomes its visitors with the freshness of air, with the lovely fragrance of flowers, the coolness of forests, and the magnificence of peaks.
The town of Sevlievo is an administrative centre of a county in the Gabrovo province.
The town of Sevlievo is situated near the Rositsa River and across the mountain, which welcomes its visitors with the freshness of air, with the lovely fragrance of flowers, the coolness of forests, and the magnificence of peaks.
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