town, north-central Bulgaria. It is situated on both banks of the Yantra River, at the foot of the Shipka Pass in the Balkan Mountains. A major industrial centre, Gabrovo has a high in-migration population from the surrounding area. Called the "Bulgarian Manchester," the town has a large textile industry-clothes, leather goods, and accessories. Other manufactures are machine tools, footwear, electrical machinery, and textile machinery.
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