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Encyclopedia > Upper Thracian Lowlands
View of the city of Sliven and the eastern Upper Thracian Lowlands from southern Stara Planina
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View of the city of Sliven and the eastern Upper Thracian Lowlands from southern Stara Planina

The Upper Thracian Lowlands (Bulgarian: Горнотракийска низина, Gornotrakiyska nizina) constitute the northern part of the historical region of Thrace. They are located in Bulgaria, between the Sredna Gora mountains to the north and west, the Rhodopes, Sakar and Strandzha to the south and the Black Sea to the east. A fertile agricultural region, the Upper Thracian Lowlands have an area of 6,032 km² and an average height of 168 m. Due to its location in Thrace the lowlands are also referred to as Northern Thrace (as opposed to Western Thrace and Eastern Thrace to the south). Sliven (Bulgarian: Сливен) is a town in southeast Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Sliven Province. ... 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. ... Thrace (Greek Θράκη, ThrákÄ“, Bulgarian Тракия, Trakija, Turkish Trakya; Latin: Thracia or Threcia) is a historical and geographic area in southeast Europe. ... A view of Sredna Gora from the Thracian tomb near Starosel Sredna Gora (Средна Гора) is a mountain range in central Bulgaria, situated parallel with Stara Planina and extending to the river Iskar to the west and the elbow of Tundzha north of Yambol to the east. ... The Rhodopes (also spelled Rodopi) are a mountain range, with over 83% of its area in southern Bulgaria and the remainder in Greece. ... Sakar (Bulgarian: Сакар or Сакар планина, transliterated as Sakar planina) is a mountain in southeastern Bulgaria, between the rivers Maritsa, Tundzha, Sokolitsa and Sazliyka and close to the borders with Greece and Turkey. ... Map of the Black Sea. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre (in the U.S., chiefly meter) is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... Western or Greek Thrace is the part of Thrace located between the rivers Nestos (Bulgarian Mesta) and Evros (Bulgarian Maritsa, Turkish Meriç) in northeastern Greece. ... Prominent issues in Greek foreign policy include a dispute over the name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the enduring Cyprus problem, Greek-Turkish differences over the Aegean, and relations with the USA. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Greek refusal to recognize the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia...


The climate is transitional continental, the highest temperature ever measured (also in the whole of Bulgaria) being 45.2°C at Sadovo in 1916. The precipitation is circa 550 mm a year and important rivers are the Maritsa and its tributaries, the Tundzha, the Stryama, the Topolnitsa, the Vacha, etc. The degree Celsius (°C) is a unit of temperature named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701–1744), who first proposed a similar system in 1742. ... The Maritsa or Evros (Bulgarian: Марица, Greek: Εβρος, Romanized as Hebrus, Turkish: Meriç) river is ca . ... The Tundzha (Bulgarian: Тунджа, Turkish: Tunca) is a river in Bulgaria and Turkey and the most significant tributary of Maritsa, emptying into it on Turkish territory near Edirne. ... The Topolnitsa (Тополница) is a river in southern Bulgaria, an important tributary of the Maritsa. ... Vacha (Antonivanovtsi Dam, renamed by edict from 1999) is a dam situated in south Bulgaria, Devin municipality, 680 m above sea level. ...


Important cities include Plovdiv, Burgas, Stara Zagora, Pazardzhik, Asenovgrad, Haskovo, Yambol and Sliven. Plovdiv (Bulgarian: Пловдив) is the second largest city in Bulgaria, with a population of 376,918. ... Burgas (also transliterated as Bourgas; Bulgarian: Бургас) is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. ... Stara Zagora (Cyrillic: Стара Загора) is a large city and an important economic centre of southern Bulgaria. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Asenovgrad (Bulgarian Асеновград) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... Haskovo (Bulgarian: Хасково) is the name of a town (and administrative center of the region of the same name) in Southern Bulgaria. ... Yambol (Bulgarian: Ямбол, also transliterated as Jambol) is the principal town in Yambol Province, Bulgaria, located on the Tunzha River. ... Sliven (Bulgarian: Сливен) is a town in southeast Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Sliven Province. ...


References

  • Collective (2002). Balgarska entsiklopediya A-YA. Sofia: IK Trud.

 
 

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