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A hotel in Pleven is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Pleven hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Pleven are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Pleven hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Pleven hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Pleven have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Pleven
An upscale full service hotel facility in Pleven that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Pleven hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Boutique hotels of Pleven are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Pleven boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Pleven may be classified as luxury hotels.

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Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Pleven travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Pleven focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

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Small to medium-sized Pleven hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Pleven traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Pleven hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

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A bed and breakfast in Pleven is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Pleven bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Pleven B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Pleven
Pleven hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Pleven hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Pleven
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Pleven hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Pleven lack an on-site restaurant.

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Motels in Pleven
A Pleven motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Pleven for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Pleven motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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This article is about a city in Bulgaria. For other uses, see Pleven (disambiguation).
Pleven
Плевен
Top:A fountain in Vazrazhdane Square, Middle left:A monument of Alexander of Battenberg, Center:Saint George Mausoleum the Conqueror Chapel, Middle right:Pleven Epopee Museum, Bottom:Storgozia Fortless
Top:A fountain in Vazrazhdane Square, Middle left:A monument of Alexander of Battenberg, Center:Saint George Mausoleum the Conqueror Chapel, Middle right:Pleven Epopee Museum, Bottom:Storgozia Fortless
Coat of arms of Pleven
Coat of arms
Pleven is located in Bulgaria
Pleven
Pleven
Location of Pleven
Coordinates:  / 43.417; 24.617
Country Bulgaria
Province
(Oblast)
Pleven
Government
Area
• City 85 km (33 sq mi)
Elevation 116 m (381 ft)
Population (Census February 2011)
• City 106 954
• Urban 131,152
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
• Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 5800
Area code(s) 064
Website Official website

Pleven (Bulgarian: Плевен pronounced [ˈplɛvɛn]) is the seventh most populous city in Bulgaria. Located in the northern part of the country, it is the administrative centre of Pleven Province, as well as of the subordinate Pleven municipality. It is the biggest economic center in Northwestern Bulgaria. At the end of 2015 its population is 99 628.

Internationally known for the Siege of Plevna of 1877, it is today a major economic centre of the Bulgarian Northwest and Central North and the third largest city of Northern Bulgaria after Varna and Rousse.

Pleven: Name

The name comes from the Slavic word "plevnya" ("barn") or from "plevel", meaning "weed", which share the same root + the Slavic suffix or ending -en.

Pleven: Geography

Pleven is located in an agricultural region in the very heart of the Danubian Plain, the historical region of Moesia, surrounded by low limestone hills, the Pleven Heights. The city's central location in Northern Bulgaria defines its importance as a big administrative, economic, political, cultural and transport centre. Pleven is located 170 kilometres (106 miles) away from the capital city of Sofia, 320 km (199 miles) west of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and 50 km (31 miles) south of the Danube.

The river Vit flows near the town and the tiny Tuchenitsa river (commonly known in Pleven as Barata, literally "The Streamlet") crosses it.

Pleven: Climate

Pleven's climate is temperate continental. Winters are cold with much snow, sometimes temperatures fall below −20 °C (−4 °F). Springs are warm with temperatures around 20 °C (68 °F). Summers are very hot and temperatures can exceed 38–40 °C (100–104 °F). The average annual temperature is around 13 °C (55.4 °F).

Climate data for Pleven, Bulgaria
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.8
(73)
24.0
(75.2)
31.2
(88.2)
35.1
(95.2)
37.5
(99.5)
38.4
(101.1)
42.5
(108.5)
41.8
(107.2)
40.8
(105.4)
38.3
(100.9)
28.8
(83.8)
23.4
(74.1)
42.5
(108.5)
Average high °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
4.6
(40.3)
10.3
(50.5)
18.1
(64.6)
23.1
(73.6)
26.7
(80.1)
29.3
(84.7)
29.4
(84.9)
25.4
(77.7)
18.2
(64.8)
10.5
(50.9)
4.1
(39.4)
16.8
(62.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.2
(28)
0.6
(33.1)
5.4
(41.7)
12.5
(54.5)
17.4
(63.3)
21.0
(69.8)
23.4
(74.1)
22.9
(73.2)
18.6
(65.5)
12.4
(54.3)
6.4
(43.5)
0.7
(33.3)
11.6
(52.9)
Average low °C (°F) −5.5
(22.1)
−3.3
(26.1)
0.9
(33.6)
6.8
(44.2)
11.5
(52.7)
14.8
(58.6)
16.7
(62.1)
16.1
(61)
12.3
(54.1)
7.2
(45)
2.9
(37.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
6.5
(43.7)
Record low °C (°F) −28.3
(−18.9)
−22.2
(−8)
−18.9
(−2)
−5.7
(21.7)
0.6
(33.1)
3.4
(38.1)
8.7
(47.7)
8.9
(48)
−0.6
(30.9)
−6.5
(20.3)
−20.4
(−4.7)
−24
(−11)
−28.3
(−18.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 39
(1.54)
34
(1.34)
33
(1.3)
52
(2.05)
68
(2.68)
81
(3.19)
63
(2.48)
40
(1.57)
38
(1.5)
44
(1.73)
45
(1.77)
41
(1.61)
578
(22.76)
Source: Stringmeteo

http://www.stringmeteo.com

Pleven: History

Pleven: Prehistory and antiquity

The earliest traces of human settlement in the area date from the 5th millennium BC, the Neolithic.

The central streets of Pleven

Numerous archaeological findings, among them the Nikolaevo treasure found in Bulgaria, evidence for the rich culture of the Thracians, who inhabited the area for thousands of years.

In the beginning of the new era, the region became part of the Roman province of Moesia, and a road station called Storgosia arose near present-day Pleven on the road from Oescus (near modern Gigen) to Philippopolis (now Plovdiv). It later evolved into a fortress. One of the most valued archaeological monuments in Bulgaria from the period is the Early Christian basilica from the fourth century discovered near the modern city.

Pleven: Middle Ages

Pleven Regional Historical Museum

During the Middle Ages, Pleven was a well-developed stronghold of the First and the Second Bulgarian Empire. When Slavs populated the region, they gave the settlement its contemporary name Pleven, it was first mentioned in a charter by Hungarian king Stephen V in 1270 in connection to a military campaign in the Bulgarian lands.

Pleven: Ottoman rule

During the Ottoman rule, Pleven, known as Plevne in Ottoman Turkish, preserved its Bulgarian appearance and culture. Many churches, schools and bridges were built at the time of the Bulgarian National Revival. In 1825, the first secular school in the town was opened, followed by the first girls' school in Bulgaria in 1840, as well as the first boys' school a year later. Pleven was the place where the Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski established the first revolutionary committee in 1869, part of his national revolutionary network.

Pleven: Siege of Plevna

Main article: Siege of Plevna

The city (then mostly known as Plevna outside Bulgaria) was a major battle scene during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 that Russian Tsar Alexander II held for the purpose of the liberation of Bulgaria. The joint Russian and Romanian army paid dearly for the victory, but it paved the path to the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in this war, the restoration of Bulgaria as a state and the independence of Romania from the Ottoman Empire. It cost the Russians and Romanians 5 months and 38,000 casualties to take the town after four assaults, in what was one of the decisive battles of the war. The siege is remembered as a landmark victory of the Romanian War of Independence, as on 28 November 1877 the Plevna citadel capitulated, and Osman Pasha surrendered the city, the garrison and his sword to the Romanian Colonel Mihail Cerchez.

Pleven Panorama, one of the town's best known sights

The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition of 1911 concluded its lengthy entry on Pleven (transcribed as Plevna) with the memorable dictum:

On the other hand, the Siege of Plevna stands out among other countless sieges and military actions in the region because of its significance. Without this fortress slowing the Russian onslaught, which gave the Great Powers time to intercede, Constantinople would have been repossessed by a Christian army once more.

Pleven: Modern history

The events of the Russo-Turkish War proved crucial for the development of Pleven as a key town of central northern Bulgaria. The town experienced significant demographic and economic growth in the following years, gradually establishing itself as a cultural centre of the region.

The Bulgarian Agrarian National Union, a leading interwar party representing the Bulgarian peasantry, was founded in the town in December 1899.

Prior to the Bulgarian orthographic reform of 1945, the name of the town was spelled Плѣвенъ (with yat) in Cyrillic.

Pleven: Population

The town hall of Pleven

According to census 2011, Pleven has a population of 106,954 inhabitants as of February 2011. The ethnic breakdown is 97% Bulgarians among others. The number of the residents of the city reached its peak in the period 1988-1991 when exceeded 135,000. The following table presents the change of the population after 1887.

Pleven
Year 1887 1910 1934 1946 1956 1965 1975 1985 1992 2001 2005 2009 2011 2013
Population 14,307 23,049 31,520 39,059 57,555 78,933 107,883 129,863 130,747 121,880 113,700 111,426 106,954 ??
Highest number 130,747 in 1992
Sources: National Statistical Institute, „citypopulation.de“, „pop-stat.mashke.org“, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Pleven: Ethnic, linguistic and religious composition

According to the latest 2011 census data, the individuals declared their ethnic identity were distributed as follows:

  • Bulgarians: 95,386 (96.5%)
  • Turks: 1,510 (1.5%)
  • Gypsies: 1,017 (1.0%)
  • Others: 489 (0.5%)
  • Indefinable: 422 (0.4%)
    • Undeclared: 8,130 (7.6%)

Total: 106,954

In Pleven Municipality 112,414 declared as Bulgarians, 4626 as Gypsies, 3204 as Turks and 10,384 did not declare their ethnic group.

An overwhelming majority of 90% of Pleven's residents are Eastern Orthodox Christian. The Diocese of Nikopol, of which Pleven is part, is one of the two Roman Catholic dioceses in Bulgaria, and another 5% of the residents are Roman Catholic by faith, a significant number compared to other Bulgarian cities.

Pleven has three Eastern Orthodox churches, the Bulgarian National Revival St Nicholas Church (1834) that was constructed at the place of a chapel from the Second Bulgarian Empire, the St Paraskeva Church (1934) and the Holy Trinity Church, built in 1870 at the place of a church mentioned as early as 1523 and inaugurated by Exarch Antim I. As of 2005, a new Eastern Orthodox church is being built in the Strogoziya quarter.

The construction of a large Roman Catholic church of Our Lady of Fatima began in 2001. A mosque also exists in the town to serve the needs of the Muslim population, as well as a Methodist church that is situated on the site of the former local puppet theatre.

Pleven: Economy

Two banks in central Pleven

A major centre of oil processing, metalworking, machinery construction, of light and food industries in Socialist times. However, the late 1990s and early 2000s saw a revival of light industry and the development of branches such as knitwear and store clothes production. Tourism, which had attracted many people from the Soviet Union prior to 1989, and had experienced a slump in the following years, is on the rise again.

In 2006, unemployment was 12.7%.

The most important economic sectors in Pleven are chemical, textiles and foodstuffs industries, the manufacturing of cement and glass, machine building, tailoring, agriculture, retail and services. The city has seen a number of major foreign investments in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Particularly noticeable is the mass construction of hypermarkets, with three Billa, two Kaufland, two Carrefour (in construction- first one to open in MALL PLEVEN in 2011), two penny markets (1 in construction), DM, Plus (in construction), ELEMAG, METRO, two LIDL (in construction) stores, a Praktiker, bauMax and a number of other hypermarkets being opened as of 2006. The Pleven City Center and central mall pleven mall was opened in 2008.

Pleven: Transport

The international railway Sofia - Bucharest - Moscow runs through Pleven. The international road E 83 passes just north of the city. The national A2 Hemus highway Sofia - Varna is projected to pass 16 km (10 mi) south of Pleven. Over 90% of the inner city transportation in Pleven is maintained by trolleybuses. There are 14 trolleybus lines, and 75 km (47 mi) trolleybus network. The trolleybus fleet consist of ZIU-682 (1985–1988) and Skoda 26-TR Solaris trolleybuses, produced in 2014. A project for 12 km (7 mi) trolleybus routes extension is underway. When the extension is completed Pleven will become 100% covered by trolleybus transport.

Pleven: Transmitter

Near Pleven, there is a large facility for medium wave and short wave broadcasting. Pleven medium wave transmitter, working on 594 kHz, uses as antenna two 250 metres (820 feet) tall guyed mast radiators insulated against ground. These masts belong to the tallest structures of Bulgaria.

Museum of the Liberation of Pleven

Pleven: Main sights

Most of the sights of the town are related to the Russo-Turkish War. The monuments related to the war alone are about 200. Some of the more popular include the St George the Conqueror Chapel Mausoleum in honour of the many Russian and Romanian soldiers who lost their lives during the Siege of Plevna and the ossuary in Skobelev Park. Another popular attraction is Pleven Panorama, created after (and reputedly larger than) the Borodino Panorama in Russia on the occasion of the anniversary of the Siege of Plevna.

Pleven: Culture

The Pleven Regional Historical Museum is another popular tourist attraction, while the Svetlin Rusev Donative Exhibition, situated in the former public baths, exhibits works by Bulgarian artists, as well as noted Western European art figures.

The Ivan Radoev Dramatic Theatre is the centre of theatrical life in Pleven. A number of community centres (chitalishta) are also active in the city.

Pleven: Sport and recreation

Pleven is often regarded as an important centre of sports in Bulgaria, with many noted Bulgarian sportspeople having been born and/or trained in the town, including Tereza Marinova and Galabin Boevski.

The city hosts two football clubs, Spartak Pleven and Belite orli, which have separate stadiums. Both teams play in the second Bulgarian league and haven't had any major successes in the past, although Spartak Pleven has been the first team for a couple of former Bulgarian internationals such as Plamen Getov.

Spartak Pleven is also a basketball team, a national championship winner in 1995 and national cup winner in 1996 (then named Plama Pleven). Other than that, the team is a regular first league participant.

Pleven is famous for its Kaylaka (where the ruins of the Storgosia fortification can be found) and Skobelev parks. The latter is home to the Pleven Panorama and is situated on the original location of the battle during the Russo-Turkish War.

Pleven: Military

The Reserve Officers' School was located in Pleven from 1961 to its closing on May 28, 2008.

Pleven: Notable natives

  • Ilia Beshkov, artist
  • Detelin Dalakliev, boxer
  • Dora Deliyska, classical pianist
  • Lucy Diakovska, singer
  • Emil Dimitrov, singer and composer
  • Silvia Dimitrova, artist
  • Dionisii Donchev, artist
  • Tereza Marinova, triple jump athlete, 2000 Summer Olympics gold medallist
  • Svetlin Rusev, artist
  • Slavi Trifonov, popular showman
  • Svetla Vassileva, pub

Maxim Tsolov, financier, philanthropist

Pleven: International relations

See also: List of twin towns and sister cities in Bulgaria

Pleven: Twin towns – Sister cities

Pleven is twinned with:

  • Turkey Bursa, Turkey
  • Belarus Brest, Belarus
  • China Jinzhou, People's Republic of China
  • Germany Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Greece Edessa, Greece
  • Greece Volos, Greece
  • Republic of Macedonia Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
  • Republic of Macedonia Kavadarci, Republic of Macedonia
  • Portugal Guimarães, Portugal
  • Russia Moscow Central Administrative Okrug, Russia
  • Russia Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • Romania Brăila, Romania
  • Serbia Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
  • Turkey Bodrum, Turkey
  • Ukraine Chernivtsi, Ukraine
  • United States Charlottesville, United States

Pleven: Honours

  • A city in Kansas and a town in Montana in the United States, as well as a village in Ontario, Canada were named after Pleven, or more precisely its historical name in English Plevna, the reason for which is the battle in 1877.
  • A road in Hampton, Middlesex, London is named Plevna, adjoining another called Varna Road both made up of Victorian terraced housing built in the 1870s and named after the battles in Bulgaria of the period.
  • Pleven Saddle on Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is named after Pleven.
  • In other countries there are five cities and towns named after Plevna, and eighteen Plevna streets in Britain alone
  • In Romania, more than 10 large cities have a Plevna (Romanian for Pleven) street, as Pleven was the location for an important battle between the Ottoman Empire on a side, and on the other Russian Empire and Romania after which Romania gained independence.

Pleven: Notes

  1. (Bulgarian)National Statistical Institute - Main Towns Census 2014
  2. "Stringmeteo – Pleven Climate". Stringmeteo. 2011. Retrieved on June 20, 2012.
  3. "Plevna". Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition. 1911.
  4. "The Balkan Wars", Andre Gerolymatos, 2002, Basic Books, p.204
  5. "Struggle for Mastery", Taylor, pp.239–241
  6. (Bulgarian)National Statistical Institute - Towns population 1956-1992
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Pleven: See also

  • List of cities and towns in Bulgaria
  • Plama Pleven

Pleven: References

  • "Община Плевен" (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 22 December 2006.
  • Municipality of Pleven

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