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Coordinates: 43°19′N 25°33′E / 43.317°N 25.55°E / 43.317; 25.55

Veliko Tarnovo Province
Област Велико Търново
Map of Bulgaria indicating Veliko Tarnovo Province
Capital Veliko Tarnovo
Area 4,662 km²
Population 293,172
Population density 69 per km²
Municipalities 10
License plate province code BT
Time zone
- Summer (DST)
Governor Pencho Penchev

Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgarian: Област Велико Търново) is a province in the middle of the northern part of Bulgaria. Its capital city, Veliko Tarnovo, is of historical significance as it is known as the capital of Medieval Bulgaria.

Other towns in the province include Gorna Oryahovitsa, which is within 10 kilometres of Veliko Tarnovo, Svishtov, set on Danube River and famous for its Tsenov Academy of Economics, and Suhindol, the hometown of Lovico — an internationally recognised label for fine wines and spirits. Another notable place is the village of Arbanasi, set between Veliko Tarnovo and Gorna Oryahovitsa. The combination of old style and modern architecture, as well as its churches and monasteries, present the spirit of Bulgaria. Real estate is among the most expensive in the country.



A map of the municipalities of Veliko Tarnovo province

The Veliko Tarnovo province (Област, oblast) contains 10 municipalities (singular: oбщина, obshtina - plural: Общини, obshtini). The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and Cyrillic, the main town (in bold) or village, and the population of each as of 2009.

Municipality Cyrillic Pop.[1] Town/Village Pop.[1]
Elena Елена 10,894 Elena 6,513
Gorna Oryahovitsa Горна Оряховица 55,735 Gorna Oryahovitsa 38,553
Lyaskovets Лясковец 14,920 Lyaskovets 9,545
Pavlikeni Павликени 28,036 Pavlikeni 13,367
Polski Trambesh Полски Тръмбеш 16,541 Polski Trambesh 5,507
Strazhitsa Стражица 15,266 Strazhitsa 5,744
Suhindol Сухиндол 2,785 Suhindol 2,178
Svishtov Свищов 41,378 Svishtov 27,232
Veliko Tarnovo Велико Търново 92,768 Veliko Tarnovo 73,170
Zlataritsa Златарица 4,811 Zlataritsa 2,843


  1. ^ a b (Bulgarian) Population Chart as of 15 March 2009 from Directorate General: Civil Registration and Administrative Services

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