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About Plovdiv

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This is Plovdiv - ancient and eternal , magic and reality ....

Throughout history Plovdiv bore different names: Kendrissos , Evmolpias , Philippopolis, Pulpudeva , Trimontsium , Ulpia , Flavia Julia , Plapdiv , Puldin Ploudin , Filibe and others.

It is the second largest city in Bulgaria with a population of 368,469 people, accounting for 4.6% of the total of the country. Plovdiv is the administrative center of Plovdiv , Municipality Plovdiv, Maritsa Municipality and Municipality Rodopi . The city is built at the foot of the seven hills , which is why it is often called "The City in the hills " or " seven hills " .

Situated in the west of the Bulgarian part of Thrace, passed through it largest river in Bulgaria - Maritsa . So naturally the city is divided into two parts. North of Maritsa is located only region " North '' , also known by its old name Karshiaka and to the south is the main part of the city, including the other five regions .