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Sliven (Bulgarian: Сливен) is a town in southeast Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Sliven Province. It is a comparatively large town with 110,000 inhabitants (the 8th largest in Bulgaria). Sliven is famous for the many Bulgarian hajduks from the area who fought against the Ottoman Turks in the 19th century. The current mayor of the city is former football star Yordan Letchkov. Image File history File links Sliven-gerb. ... Sliven province shown within Bulgaria Sliven is a province in central Bulgaria. ... Hajduk or haiduk or haiduc is a term most commonly referring to an outlaw, highwayman and freedom fighters in the Balkans. ... The Ottoman Turks were the ethnic subdivision of the Turkish people who dominated the ruling class of the Ottoman Empire. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jordan Letchkov (born July 9, 1967) is a former Bulgarian football player who started his career in hometown club Sliven and then moved to CSKA Sofia. ...


In 1834 Dobri Zhelyazkov established the first factory in Bulgarian lands, thus starting the industrial development in Bulgaria. Sliven was one of the biggest industrial centres in Bulgaria, which played very important role during the Bulgarian National Revival, a town with long-lived traditions in the textile industry, machine building, glass making, the technical аnd food industry. 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Bulgarian national revival (Vazrazdane) was a period of socio-economic development and national integration among Bulgarian people in the Ottoman Empire. ...


One of the most significant cultural centres during the Bulgarian National Revival, Sliven has preserved and enriched the cultural heritage and today offers to its citizens and visitors a lot of opportunities for cultural life. A birthplace of many prominent Bulgarians who contributed to the enlightenment, Sliven gave Bulgaria many authors, scientists, intellectuals like Hadzhi Dimitar, Dobri Chintulov, Evgeniy Chapkanov, Ivan Siliminski, Ivelina Momcheva and many others.


The famous rocky massif Sinite Kamani (Сините камъни, "The Blue Rocks") and the associated national park, the fresh air and the mineral springs offer diverse opportunities for leisure and tourism.


See also

Sliven province shown within Bulgaria Sliven is a province in central Bulgaria. ...

External links

  • http://www.snimka.bg/album.php?album_id=5316 - Digital photos from Sliven
  • http://www.sliven.bg (official site of Sliven town)
  • http://www.guide-bulgaria.com/SE/Sliven - Guide to Sliven district - cities, villages and regions
  • http://www.sliven.net
  • http://www.sliven.government.bg (in Bulgarian only)
  • http://sliven.start.bg/


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Sliven Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (386 words)
Sliven is situated at the foot of the unique rock massif "Sinite Kamani" (The Blue Stones), very close to mineral springs.
Sliven was mentioned as a big town for the first time in 1153 by the Arab traveller Idrisi.
Halkata – the arc-shaped stone garland, possessing, according to the legends, magic force - is one of the symbols of the town of Sliven.
Sliven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (261 words)
Sliven (Bulgarian: Сливен) is a town in southeast Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Sliven Province.
Sliven is famous for the many Bulgarian hajduks from the area who fought against the Ottoman Turks in the 19th century.
Sliven was one of the biggest industrial centres in Bulgaria, which played very important role during the Bulgarian National Revival, a town with long-lived traditions in the textile industry, machine building, glass making, the technical аnd food industry.
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