Veliko Tarnovo

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Veliko Tarnovo
Велико Търново
Collage o views o Veliko Tarnovo, Top:View o Tsarevets Fortress, Middle left:Saunt Peter an Paul Kirk, Middle richt:Saunt Demetrius kirk, Bottom upper left:Boris Denev Airt Gallery, Bottom lawer left:Saint Fowerty Martyrs Kirk, Bottom richt:The monument o the Assens

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Veliko Tarnovo is located in Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo
Location o Veliko Tarnovo
Coordinates: 43°05′N 25°39′E / 43.083°N 25.650°E / 43.083; 25.650
Kintra Bulgarie
Province
(Oblast)
Veliko Tarnovo
Government
 • Mayor Daniel Panov
Population (Census February 2011)[1]
 • City Increase 118,783
 • Urban 164,746
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 5000
Aurie code 062

Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgarie: Велико Търново) is a ceety in north central Bulgarie an the admeenistrative centre o Veliko Tarnovo Province. Aften referred tae as the "Ceety o the Tsars", Veliko Tarnovo is locatit on the Yantra River an is famous as the historical caipital o the Seicont Bulgarie Empire, attractin mony tourists wi its unique airchitectur. Till 1965 the name o the toun wis Tarnovo, an this is still the common name. The auld ceety is situatit on three hills, Tsarevets, Trapezitsa an Sveta Gora raising amidst the meanders o the Yantra. Tsarevets hoosed the palaces o the Bulgarie Emperors an the Patriairchate wit the Patriairchal Cathedral, as well as a nummer o admeenistrative an residential edifices surroondit bi thick waws. Trapezitsa wis kent for its mony kirks an as the main residence o the nobility. In the Middle Ages it wis amang the main European centres o cultur an gave its name tae the airchitectur o the Tarnovo Artistic Schuil, paintin o the Tarnovo Artistic Schuil an leeteratur.

Veliko Tarnovo is an important admeenistrative, economic, educational an cultural centre o Northren Bulgarie. As o Februar 2011, the ceety haes a population o 68,783.[1]

Twin ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Veliko Tarnovo is twinned wi the follaein ceeties:[1]

Honour[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tarnovo Ice Piedmont on Livingston Island in the Sooth Shetland Islands, Antarcticae is namit efter Veliko Tarnovo.

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