Veliko Tarnovo Province

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Veliko Turnovo province shown within Bulgaria
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Veliko Tarnovo 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. Recently, it has been established as a tourist centre. The Old Town is one of the most beautiful spots in Bulgaria. The local university is among the most prestigious and recognised ones in the country, bringing a good number of students to the city each year since it first opened its gates in 1962. The city's population is close to 70,000 people.

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 Institute of Economics, and Suhindol, the hometown of Lovico - an internationally recognised label for fine wines and spirits. Another noticeable 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.

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