Pleven

Pleven

[plev-en]
noun
a city in N Bulgaria: siege of 143 days 1877.
Also, Plevna [plev-nah] .
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Pleven or Bulgarian Plevna (Bulgarian ˈplɛvɛn, Bulgarian ˈplɛvna)
 
n
a town in N Bulgaria: taken by Russia from the Turks in 1877 after a siege of 143 days. Pop: 102 000 (2005 est)
 
Plevna or Bulgarian Plevna
 
n

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town, northern Bulgaria. It lies a few miles east of the Vit River, which is a tributary of the Danube. At one time a Thracian settlement called Storgosia, the town was destroyed by Huns and was restored by the emperor Justinian I in the 6th century. Renamed Kajluka by Slavs, it became Hungarian in 1266, and the name Pleven was used from 1270 onward. As a key fortress of the Ottoman Empire, it became an important trade centre in the 15th-19th century.

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