Plovdiv is situated in a fertile region of south-central Bulgaria on the two banks of the Maritsa River.
We take no responsibility for the content on any webpage which we link to, please use your own discretion while surfing the links.Three of them are called the Three Hills (Bulgarian: Plovdiv has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with considerable humid continental influences.There are four distinct seasons with large temperature jumps between seasons. The average number of days with snow coverage in Plovdiv is 15.and subsequently was invaded by Persians, Greeks, Celts, Romans, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Slavs, Rus people, Crusaders, and Turks.On January 4, 1878, Plovdiv was liberated from Ottoman rule by the Russian army.Numerous nations have left their traces on the twelve-metre-thick (39-foot) cultural layers of the city.
The earliest signs of habitation on the territory of Plovdiv date as far back as the 6th millennium BCE.
The city is in the southern part of the Plain of Plovdiv, an alluvial plain that forms the western portion of the Upper Thracian Plain.
From there, the peaks of the Sredna Gora mountain range rise to the northwest, the Chirpan Heights to the east, and the Rhodope mountains to the south.
Because of these hills, Plovdiv is often referred to in Bulgaria as "The City of the Seven Hills".
Plovdiv is host to a huge variety cultural events such as the International Fair Plovdiv, the international theatrical festival "A stage on a crossroad", the TV festival "The golden chest," and many more novel festivals, such as Night/Plovdiv in September, Kapana Fest, and Opera Open.
It remained within the borders of Bulgaria until July of the same year, when it became the capital of the autonomous Ottoman region of Eastern Rumelia.