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ThePlovdivfieldisanalluvialplain, formedbytheMaritsaRiveranditstributaries. Fromthenorthwest, northandnortheastrisethehills of Ihtimanska, SashtinskaandSarnenaSrednaGorarespectively, on theeastarethe ChirpanHeights. Fromthesouththefieldissurroundedbytheslope of theRhodopeMountains, whichissteepandhigh–about 1300 metersabovesealevel, cutthrough bythe narrowvalleys of the rivers Vacha, StaraReka, Yadenitsa,Chepinskaandothers.

Amidsttheflatterrain, onwhichthecityisbuilt, risesixhollowhills–thesearethe Plovdivhills. Theyareuniquegeomorphologicalformations, whicharemajorenvironment-formingfactorsandsymbol of thecity – the YouthHill (DzhendemTepe) – 285.5 metersabovesealevel, the Hill of theLiberators (Bunardzhik) – 265 metersabovesealevel, theDanov Hill (SahatTepe) – 227meters abovesealevel, the Three Hills (Trimontsium), consisting of the TaksimTepe– 195m abovesealevel, DzhambazTepe– 212m above sea levelandNebetTepe– 207m above sea level). To the XX centurythe Hills wereseven, butinthe 30s MarkovoTepewaspartiallydestroyedbecause of the extraction of pavers from it.