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Plovdiv

[plawv-dif] /ˈplɔv dɪf/
noun
1.
a city in S Bulgaria, on the Maritsa River.
Greek Philippopolis.
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  • Meadow soils occur in large areas in the vicinity of Plovdiv.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The forces are distributed among three territorial commands having headquarters at Sofia, Plovdiv, and Sliven.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Fifteen thousand Bulgarians were massacred in Plovdiv alone.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The ore is processed in flotation plants near the sites of the mines and is refined at Kurdzhali, Plovdiv, and Kurilo.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Plovdiv has continued to be an important commercial city, having more rail lines radiating from it than Sofia.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for Plovdiv

Plovdiv

/Bulgarian ˈplɔvdif/
noun
1.
a city in S Bulgaria on the Maritsa River: the second largest town in Bulgaria; conquered by Philip II of Macedonia in 341 bc; capital of Roman Thracia; commercial centre of a rich agricultural region. Pop: 339 000 (2005 est) Greek name Philippopolis
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