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Stara Zagora
Стара Загора
Map of Bulgaria, Stara Zagora is indicated
Province
(oblast)
Stara Zagora
Population 163,193 (2006-03-14)
Altitude 196 m
Postal code 6000
Area code 042
Geographic
coordinates
42° 26' north,
25° 39' east
Time zone EET
(UTC+2; UTC+3 in summer)
Mayor Evgeniy Zhelev

Stara Zagora (Bulgarian: Стара Загора) is a city in the cental part of Southern Bulgaria, and represents an important economic center. Its constant growth, infrastructure, potential, and natural resources give the city a leading role in the country's economy and its GDP ranks it second only after Sofia city, the capital of Bulgaria (Interview with Rumiana Drumeva). Stara Zagora is known as the city of straight streets, linden trees and poets. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Stara_Zagora_location_in_Bulgaria. ... Since 1999 Bulgaria is divided into 28 oblasts (provinces or regions) that correspond aproximatly to the 28 okrugs that existet before 1987. ... The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... Blagoevgrad - 2700 Bansko - 2770 Bania - 2778 Kremen - 2771 Eleshnitza - 2782 Dobrinishte - 2777 Belitsa - 2780 Gotse Delchev - 2900 Gurmen - 2960 Kresna - 2840 Petrich - 2850 Razlog - 2760 Sandanski - 2800 Satovcha - 2950 Simitli - 2730 Strumiani - 2825 Hadzidimovo - 2933 Yakoruda - 2790 Riltzi Burgas - 8000 Dyuny - 8001 Elenite - 8002 Slunchev Briag/Sunny Beach - 8240 Aitos... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Species About 30, including: Tilia americana - Basswood or American Linden Tilia cordata - Small-leaved lime Tilia mongolica - Mongolian linden Tilia platyphyllos - Large-leaved lime Tilia tomentosa - Silver linden Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of tree. ... Poets are authors of poems. ...


According to the city's chamber of commerce, it is one of the oldest settlements in Europe, being at least eight thousand years old. Chambers of commerce are business advocacy groups which are usually not associated with government. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ...

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Geography

It is located in Stara Zagora Province, or the municipality of Stara Zagora, about 231km away from Sofia. Its population is about 164,000. It is build on the territory of the historic region Thrace, near Bedechka river. Stara Zagora is a province of south central Bulgaria. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Thraciae veteris typvs. ...


Climate

The city is located in an area of transitional continental climate with a considerable Mediterranean influence. The average yearly temperature is about 13°C. The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...


History

Assumption of Mary Orthodox Church
Assumption of Mary Orthodox Church

Stara Zagora is considered to be one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe. It was founded by the Thracians under the name Beroe (meaning "iron") about 6-5th century BC, with the Neolithic dwellings and the copper mine near the city being the oldest preserved ones in Europe. The area has been a mining region since Antiquity. Image File history File linksMetadata 43853069. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 43853069. ... The Balkans is the historic and geographic name used to describe southeastern Europe (see the Definitions and boundaries section below). ... Thracian peltast, 5th to 4th century BC Thracian Horseman Thracians in an ethnic sense refers to various ancient peoples who spoke Dacian and Thracian, a scarcely attested branch of the Indo-European language family. ... (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 6th century BC started on January 1, 600 BC and ended on December 31, 501 BC. // Monument 1, an Olmec colossal head at La Venta The 5th and 6th centuries BC were a time of empires, but more importantly, a time... (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) The 5th century BC started on January 1, 500 BC and ended on December 31, 401 BC. // The Parthenon of Athens seen from the hill of the Pnyx to the west. ... An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ... The times before writing belong either to protohistory or to prehistory. ...


Under the Roman Empire, the town was renamed in honor of emperor Trajan to Augusta Trajana. Motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent, c. ... This article is about the Roman Emperor. ...


At the time of the Byzantine Empire, it took the name Irinipolis after the Byzantine empress. The fortifications around the town were reconstructed because of fear of Bulgarian attacks, but Irinopolis and the whole Zagore region were incorporated into Bulgaria under Tervel in 717 as a Byzantine gift in acknowledgement of the Bulgarian help to fight back the Arabs besieging Constantinople. The region was the first Bulgarian territorial gain south of Stara Planina. The town acquired the name Boruy. Byzantine Empire at its greatest extent c. ... Khan Tervel or Tarvel, or Terval, or Terbelis in some Byzantine sources, was the khan of the Bulgars from 700 or 701-718. ... The Arabs (Arabic: عرب ) are an ethnic group found throughout the Middle East and North Africa. ... Map of Constantinople. ... Stara Planina, Rhodope, Rila and Pirin Mountains The Stara Planina (Old Mountain) or Balkan mountain range is an extension of the Carpathian mountain range, separated from it by the Danube River. ...


In the year 1122 Stara Zagora (Beroia) was the site of a battle between Byzantine Emperor John II Komnenos and an invading Pecheneg army, the Battle of Beroia. The Pechenegs suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of John's Byzantine army, and many of the captives were settled as foederati within the Byzantine frontier. John II Komnenos or Comnenus (Greek: Ιωάννης Β΄ Κομνηνός, Iōannēs II Komnēnos) (September 13, 1087 – April 8, 1143) was Byzantine emperor from 1118 to 1143. ... The Pechenegs or Patzinaks (in Hungarian: Besenyők, Russian: Печенеги, Ukrainian: Печеніги ) were a semi-nomadic people of the Central Asian steppes speaking a Turkic language. ... Combatants Byzantines Pechenegs Commanders Emperor John II Komnenos Unknown Strength Unknown, perhaps 10,000-20,000 Unknown, perhaps equal to the Byzantines at 10,000-20,000 Casualties Unknown Unknown The Battle of Beroia (modern Stara Zagora) was fought between the Pechenegs and emperor John II Komnenos of the Byzantine... Foederatus early in the history of the Roman Republic identified one of the tribes bound by treaty (foedus), who were neither Roman colonies nor had they been granted Roman citizenship (civitas) but were expected to provide a contingent of fighting men when trouble arose. ...


Stara Zagora was conquered by the Ottomans in 1371. A class school was built in 1840 and the town's name was changed to Zheleznik (a Slavic translation of Beroe) in 1854 instead of the Turkish Eskizağra, but was renamed once again to Stara Zagora in 1870. After the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule, it became part of autonomous Eastern Rumelia before the two Bulgarian states finally merged in 1886 as a result of the act of Unification of Bulgaria. 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 12+ million km² Establishment 1299 Dissolution October 29...  Countries where a West Slavic language is the national language  Countries where an East Slavic language is the national language  Countries where a South Slavic language is the national language The Slavic languages (also called Slavonic languages), a group of closely related languages of the Slavic peoples and a subgroup... Proposed flag of Eastern Rumelia. ... A map of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia before the Unification. ...

The Roman Amphitheatre
The Roman Amphitheatre
A typical street scene
A typical street scene
Geo Milev Drama Theatre
Geo Milev Drama Theatre

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Historical population

Year Population
1875 23,000
1884 15,500
1901–1913 27,000
1934 34,000
1940 40,000
1956 56,000
1965 87,000
1968 100,000
1975 122,000
1985 157,000
1992 162,000
2002 164,000

Culture

Landmarks

  • The Antic Forum
  • Thracian Tomb
  • The Roman Baths
  • The Samarsko Zname Monument
  • Ayazmoto Park
  • Defenders of Stara Zagora Memorial Complex
  • Memorial House of Geo Milev
  • The South Gate of Augusta Trajana.
  • The Opera House (built 1925)
  • Stara Zagora Transmitter with one of the few Blaw-Knox Towers in Europe.

Geo Milev (Georgi Kasabov Milev) (January 15 1895, Radnevo – after May 15 1925, Sofia) was a bulgarian poet and author. ... An opera house is a building where operas are performed. ... Stara Zagora Transmitter is a high power medium wave broadcasting station for mediumwave near Stara Zagora in Bulgaria. ... This 808-foot-tall Blaw-Knox tower is the tallest in the United States, and belongs to WSM. It is located in the Nashville, Tennessee suburb of Brentwood. ...

Trivia

View from Beroe Beroe Hill (Halm Beroe h&lm be-ro-e) is a hill of 400 m in the southwest extremity of Gleaner Heights, Livingston Island, West Antarctica. ... Livingston Island (62°36′ S 060°30′ W) is 61 km (38 mi) long and from 3 to 32 km (2 to 20 mi) wide, lying between Greenwich and Snow Islands in the South Shetland Islands. ... West Antarctica, or Lesser Antarctica () is one of the two major regions of Antarctica, lying on the Pacific Ocean side of the Transantarctic Mountains and comprising Marie Byrd Land, Ellsworth Land, and Antarctic Peninsula. ...

External links

  • Stara Zagora Tourist Information Centre
  • Stara Zagora Economic Development Agency
  • Maps, Population, Info & Facts about cities and villages in Stara Zagora municipality
  • Programata Stara Zagora — the free cultural guide of Stara Zagora
  • Information and links about Stara Zagora
  • Information from Visit Bulgaria
  • Chamber of commerce
  • Real Photos from Stara Zagora


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Coordinates: 42°26′N, 25°39′E Bulgarian coat of arms This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... This is a list of cities in Bulgaria with over 20,000 inhabitants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Aytos / Ajtos (Bulgarian: , Greek/Thracian: Αετός) is a town located in the eastern part of Bulgaria, belonging to the administrative boundaries of Burgas Province. ... Asenovgrad (Bulgarian Асеновград) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... The centre of the town Houses in Varosha, the old quarter of Blagoevgrad Blagoevgrad (Bulgarian: Благоевград, formerly Горна Джумая, Gorna Dzhumaya) is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, situated in Blagoevgrad Province, with a population of about 76,000. ... all my regards and wishes to Angela Marinova from [email protected] ... Burgas (also transliterated as Bourgas; Bulgarian: Бургас) is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. ... Dimitrovgrad (Cyrillic: Димитровград) is a town and a municipality in the Haskovo region of southern Bulgaria. ... Dobrich (Bulgarian: Добрич) is a town in northeastern Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Dobrich Province. ... Dupnitsa (Дупница) is a town in western Bulgaria. ... Gabrovo municipality is located in Northern Bulgaria, in Gabrovo micro region. ... Gorna Oryahovitsa (Bulgarian: ) is a town in northern Bulgaria, situated in Veliko Tarnovo Province, between the towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Dolna Oryahovitsa. ... Goce Delchev location in Bulgaria Gotse Delchev (Гоце Делчев), population 23,573, is a town in Southwestern Bulgaria (Pirin Macedonia). ... Harmanli is a town in south-eastern Bulgaria. ... Haskovo (Bulgarian: Хасково) is the name of a town (and administrative center of the region of the same name) in Southern Bulgaria. ... Karlovo is a town in Central Bulgaria located in a fertile valley along the river Striama (in Bulgarian: Стряма). It has a population of 28,000 (as of 2005). ... Karnobat, a city in the Bourgaska State, Karnobat Municipality of Bulgaria. ... Kazanlak (Bulgarian: ) is a town located in Stara Zagora Province, Bulgaria. ... Kardzhali (Bulgarian: , Turkish: ) is a town in Bulgaria, capital of Kardzhali Province in the Eastern Rhodopes. ... Kyustendil Coat of arms Kyustendil (Bulgarian: , historically , Velbazhd, Turkish: ) is a town in the very west of Bulgaria, and the capital of Kyustendil Province, with a population of 47,196 (2005 calculation). ... Shishman Street - a street in Lom, Bulgaria Soviet style tower blocks characterize Loms skyline, with the Danube River and Romania visible in the background. ... View over Lovech The Covered Bridge Lovech (Bulgarian: Ловеч) is a town in north-central Bulgaria with a population of about 50,000. ... Montana (Монтана) is a city in northwestern Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Montana Province. ... Nova Zagora (Bulgarian: ) is a town with a population of approximately 26,000 people in the city, and approximately 48,000 in the entire municipality (which includes 33 surrounding villages). ... Panagyurishte is a town in Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. ... Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: ,also spelled as Pazardjik) is a town situated along the banks of the Maritsa river in Bulgaria. ... Overview of the city Pernik (Bulgarian: ) is a city in western Bulgaria with a population of 91,883 as of 2006. ... Petrich is a small town in the Blagoevgrad district in Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Belasitza. ... Pleven (Bulgarian: Плевен , known as Plevna in English in some historical documents) is the seventh most populated town in Bulgaria. ... Plovdiv (Bulgarian: ) is the third-largest city in Bulgaria, after Sofia and Varna, with a population of 341,873([1]). It is the administrative centre of Plovdiv Province in southern Bulgaria, as well as the largest and most important city of the historical region of Thrace, famous for its ancient... Ibrahim Pasha (Ä°brahim PaÅŸa) Mosque Razgrad (Разград) is a city in northeastern Bulgaria and the capital of Razgrad Province, built upon the ruins of the Ancient Roman town of Abritus on the banks of the Beli Lom. ... Rousse (also transliterated as Ruse or Russe; Bulgarian: Русе; Romanian: Rusciuc) is the fifth largest city in Bulgaria, with a population of 178,000. ... Samokov (Самоков) is a town in Sofia Province in the southwest of Bulgaria. ... Sandanski (Bulgarian: , formerly Свети Врач, Sveti Vrach) is a town and recreation centre in southwestern Bulgaria, part of Blagoevgrad Province. ... Sevlievo is a town in north-central Bulgaria, between Sofia and Varna. ... Shumen (Bulgarian: ; Turkish: ) is a city in the northeastern part of Bulgaria, capital of Shumen Province. ... Silistra (Bulgarian: , historically Bulgarian Дръстър (Drastar, ) and Romanian Dârstor) is a port city of northeastern Bulgaria, lying on the southern side of the lower Danube at the countrys border with Romania. ... Sliven (Bulgarian: Сливен) is a town in southeast Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Sliven Province. ... Smolyan (Bulgarian: ; Turkish: or Ahiçelebi) is a town in the very south of Bulgaria, the administrative center of Smolyan Province. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Svishtov is a Bulgarian town at Danube river, nearly 235 km north-east from Sofia. ... A street in Targovishte TârgoviÅŸte is also a city in Romania. ... Coat of arms of Troyan Troyan (also spelled Troian, Bulgarian: Троян) is a town in central Bulgaria with population of about 30,000 and territory of 888,850 m². It is located 160km from Sofia. ... The Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral in Varna The Stoyan Bachvarov Dramatic Theatre Varna (Bulgarian: ) is the largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, third-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia and Plovdiv, and 79th-largest in the European Union, with a population of 357,752([1]). Varna, commonly referred... Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgarian: Велико Търново; also transliterated as Veliko Turnovo) is a city in central northern Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province. ... Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. ... Vidin (Bulgarian: Видин; Romanian: Vidin, Diiu) is a town on the southern bank of the Danube in northwestern Bulgaria. ... Vratsa or Vraca or Vratza (Bulgarian: Враца) is a city in northwestern Bulgaria, at the foothills of the Balkan mountains. ... Yambol (Bulgarian: Ямбол, also transliterated as Jambol) is the principal town in Yambol Province, Bulgaria, located on the Tunzha River. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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