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Coat of arms of Troyan
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 nearest civilian airport is Gorna Oryahovitsa, 105 km away. The river of Beli Osam passes through the heart of the town. Dilian Enkin from the BSP is the town's mayor since 1995. He has since been reelected twice. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: , Country Province Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ...

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History

Troyan was named a town in 1868 when it developed as a craft center for the region. After the liberation it grows slowly. A spark in the town growth is the creation of a small water electrical plant and textile factories. In 1948 the town is connected to the railway Lovech - Levski - Svishtov. Later in time emerge factories producing electrical motors, electrotechnical products, building machines, wool, furniture.


Culture

The Troyan region is home to the cultural and historical site of the Troyan Monastery. August 15 is the day of the Monastery's Patron Saint, when thousands of people from the country gather to celebrate and see a unique icon of Mary. The icon is unique in that Mary has three hands made of silver. The origins of the icon are unknown but there are many stories, some of which involve miracles. A 1876 drawing of the monastery The Troyan Monastery is the third largest monastery in Bulgaria. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The town is famous for its traditional pottery, probably developed partly as a result of the qualities of the local clay soil. Pottery was a main source of income for the local craftsmen during the Bulgarian Renaissance age. Now handmade pottery items are sold as souvenirs to tourists. Fine examples of traditional pottery can be seen in the town's museum, across from the municipal building. Typical Bulgarian National Revival architecture in Elena A Bulgarian National Revival house in Bozhentsi The Bulgarian National Revival (Bulgarian: българско национално възраждане, balgarsko natsionalno vazrazhdane or simply Възраждане, Vazrazhdane), sometimes called the Bulgarian Renaissance, was a period of socio-economic development and national integration among Bulgarian people under Ottoman rule. ...


Also notable are the Nunki Complex and the St. Paraskeva Church, both built in the first half of the 19th century.


The production of premium quality plum brandy(rakia) has become a part of the local culture. In connection with this the town holds the annual Festival of the Plum in the autumn. Plum brandy from Troyan has gained national and international acclaim at major showcases. A traditional bottle of slivovitz, plum rakia Croatian Sljivovica and Slovenian Slivovka, two different names for the same drink, a plum rakia Rakia or Rakija (Bulgarian: , Croatian and Bosnian (rakija), Albanian: , Macedonian and Serbian: , Slovenian: , Romanian: ) is hard liquor similar to brandy, made by distillation of fermented fruits, popular throughout...


The official day of Troyan is October 14, the day of the town's patron saint St. Petka Paraskeva.


Nature

The Troyan region is home to 3 National Reserves: Kozia Stena, Steneto and Severen Jendem, part of the larger Central Balkan National Park. The reserves are rich in interesting rock formations, waterfalls and wild life. Most of the interesting spots are tourist-accessible. View from Ray Resthouse towards the Central Balkan Mountains. ...


Industry

Troyan is the home of the large Actavis[1] generic pharmaceuticals plant as well as the light machinery factories Elma and Mashstroi[2]. Another major industry is the famous plum brandy (slivova rakia) production brewery Vinprom-Troyan. Actavis is a leading international pharmaceutical company founded in 1956 as Pharmaco. ... Elma may refer to: Elma, New York Elma, Washington Elma, Iowa Elasto Mania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A traditional bottle of slivovitz, plum rakia Croatian Sljivovica and Slovenian Slivovka, two different names for the same drink, a plum rakia Rakia or Rakija (Bulgarian: , Croatian and Bosnian (rakija), Albanian: , Macedonian and Serbian: , Slovenian: , Romanian: ) is hard liquor similar to brandy, made by distillation of fermented fruits, popular throughout...


Famous People

  • Ivan Hadzhiyski, psychologist
  • Dr. Nikola Shipkovenski, psychiatrist
  • Dr. Angel Balevski
  • Minko Nikolov, literature critic)
  • Hristo Radevski, poet
  • Dr. Marko Semov
  • Todor Shishmanov, musician
  • Sasho Dikov, journalist
  • Ania Pencheva, actress
  • Docho Bodzhakov, film director
  • Andrey Andreev, industrialist, philanthropist
  • Ilian Peevski, building engineer

Schools

  • Kliment Ohridski Secondary School
  • Vasil Levski Secondary School
  • Technical High School of Troyan
  • Art and Crafts High School
  • Ivan Hadgiiski Primary School
  • Otets Paisii Primary School
  • St. St. Cyril and Methodius Elementary School
  • Christo Botev Elementary School

Institute for Mountain Agriculture, part of the National Centre for Agricultural Sciences.

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External links

  • Tourist information and accommodation
  • Virtual Troyan
  • Tourism Info for Central Bulgaria
  • Local News and Forums (In Bulgarian)
  • Troyan Plaza
  • Tourism Info About the Troyan Monastery
  • Troyan on youtube
  • Troyan - the green heaven in the heart of Bulgaria


Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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 (Bulgarian: , sometimes transliterated as Bourgas) is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast with population 205,821. ... Dimitrovgrad (Bulgarian: ) is a town and a municipality in Haskovo Province 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. ... Elena is a Bulgarian town in the Middle Balkan Range, 42 km south-east of Veliko Turnovo; a mountain resort at an altitude of 280 m. ... 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. ... The Lyutov House, a mid-19th century house in Koprivshtitsa Characteristic architecture in Koprivshtitsa The roofs of the old buildings The Oslekov House Overview of the town The Karavelov House Koprivshtitsa (Bulgarian: ; , from the Bulgarian word , kopriva, meaning nettle) is a historic town in Sofia Province, central Bulgaria, lying on... 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 (Bulgarian: ) is a town in Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. ... Pazardzhik (Bulgarian: , also spelled as Pazardjik or Pazarjik) 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 second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia, 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 Upper (or Northern) Thrace, famous for its... 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. ... Dohodno Zdanie is a theatre building which is considered a symbol of the city Rousse (also transliterated as Ruse or Russe; Bulgarian: ; formerly also Rustchuk) is the fifth-largest city in Bulgaria, with a population of 176,115. ... Samokov (Bulgarian: ) 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 Province Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... Stara Zagora (Bulgarian: ) is a city in the cental part of Southern Bulgaria, and represents an important economic center. ... 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. ... Position of Varna in Bulgaria Coordinates: , Country Bulgaria Province Varna Province Government  - Mayor Kiril Yordanov Area  - City 205 km²  (79. ... 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. ... Zlataritsa (Bulgarian: ) is a town situated in the central northern part of Bulgaria, located in Veliko Tarnovo Province and close to the towns of Elena, Lyaskovets, Strazhitsa and Antonovo. ...

edit Municipalities of Lovech Province Flag of Bulgaria

Apriltsi | Letnitsa | Lovech | Lukovit | Teteven | Troyan | Ugarchin | Yablanitsa Lovech region shown within Bulgaria Lovech is a province in central Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Apriltsi (Bulgarian Априлци) is a town in Northern Bulgaria. ... View over Lovech The Covered Bridge Lovech (Bulgarian: Ловеч) is a town in north-central Bulgaria with a population of about 50,000. ... Lukovit (Луковит) is a town in northern Bulgaria, part of Lovech Province. ... Teteven (Тетевен) is a town on the banks of the Vit, at the foot of Stara Planina in north central Bulgaria, part of Lovech Province. ... Ugarchin (Bulgarian: ) is a town located in the Lovech Province in North-Central Bulgaria. ... Yablanitsa (Bulgarian: ; also Jablanica, Iablanica, Yablanica, Jablanitsa, Iablanitsa, Jablanitza, Yablanitza, Iablanitza, etc. ...

Coordinates: 42°53′N, 24°43′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Troyan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (259 words)
Troyan (also spelled Troian, Bulgarian: Троян) is a town in central Bulgaria with population of about 30,000 and territory of 888,850 m².
The Troyan region is home to the cultural and historcal site of the Troyan Monastery.
Troyan is the home of the large Actavis pharmaceutical plant as well as the light machinery factories Elma and Mashstroi.
Troyan (503 words)
The town of Troyan is situated in North Bulgaria, 160 km north-east of Sofia (400 m above sea-level).
Troyan was the third town of Bulgaria to be supplied with electricity (in 1911) after Sofia and Plovdiv.
At present Troyan has a population of over 25,000 people, a well-developed infrastructure, a number of industrial plants and numerous private companies, managed by enterprising businessmen who have established successful contacts with counterpart companies in Western Europe, the USA and Canada.
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