Welcome to Plovdiv


Brief information about the Plovdiv

It has a population of 675,000 and 2018 of from the larger metropolitan area. Plovdiv is the culture capital of Bulgaria. It's an important economic, transportation, cultural, and educational centre.

There's evidence of habitation in Plovdiv when the first settlements were established dating back to the 6th century BCE. It has been considered to be among the oldest cities in the world.

The city was originally a Thracian settlement and subsequently has been invaded Rus individuals, by Persians, Greeks, Celts, Romans, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Slavs, Crusaders, and Turks. On 4 January 1878, at the conclusion of this Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878), Plovdiv was removed from Ottoman rule from the Russian army.

As it became the capital of their Ottoman area of Eastern Rumelia it stayed until July of the same year inside the boundaries of Bulgaria. In Plovdiv, 1885 and Eastern Rumelia joined Bulgaria. Plovdiv is situated in a region of Bulgaria on the 2 banks of the Maritsa River.

The city has developed on seven syenite hills, a few of which are 250 metres (820 ft ) high. Because of these hills, Plovdiv is frequently known in Bulgaria as "The City of the Seven Hills". Plovdiv is host to a massive selection of cultural events such as the International Fair Plovdiv, the international theatrical festival "A stage on a crossroad", the TV festival "The golden torso ", and many more reserve festivals, including Night/Plovdiv at September, Kapana Fest, along with Opera Open.

There are lots of preserved ruins such as the Plovdiv Roman theater, a odeon, a Roman aqueduct, the Plovdiv Roman Stadium, the Eirene, along with many others. The American College of Sofia, the oldest establishment outside the United States, moved to Sofia and was founded in Plovdiv.

September 2014, Plovdiv was chosen as the European Capital of Culture 2019's Bulgarian host alongside the Italian city of Matera. This happened with the help of the Municipal Foundation "Plovdiv 2019″, a non-government organization, which was launched in 2011 from Plovdiv's City Council whose main objectives were to grow and to prepare Plovdiv's bid publication for European Capital of Culture at 2019.