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Golden Apple for Plovdiv: European Capital of Culture 2019
ALL FIJET MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE CEREMONY: September 7-11
Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Plovdiv District, the most important administrative, academic, economic, commercial and logistics centre of the South central region. The city is situated on the two banks of the Maritsa River, in the central part of the Upper Thracian Valley.
The city is a major link in the chain of transport routes connecting Europe and Asia, as well as an intersection of three pan-European corridors (IV, VIII and X). Plovdiv is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe and 6th in the World (The Daily Telegraph). It is estimated that it was founded around the beginning of 6th century BC. Having established itself as a Thracian centre, the city grew during the times of Philip II of Macedon (the father of Alexander the Great), flourished in the heyday of the Roman and Byzantine empires, was preserved in the years of the Ottoman Empire and was on the rise again during the Bulgarian National Revival. After the Liberation of Bulgaria, Plovdiv became the capital of the autonomous region of Eastern Rumelia. Plovdiv is defined as a tourist destination by its unique cultural, historical and natural attractions; the sports facilities (European City of Sport for 2014); the International Fair, the cultural calendar rich in all kinds of events. Plovdiv is the starting point of many tourist destinations in the country and abroad, too The city’s development focuses on revitalizing and socializing monuments from the Roman era such as the Ancient Theatre, the Roman Stadium, the Forum Complex and theRead more >>