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District GabrovoPlace Info Properties Hotels Postal codes Phone codes Population Coordinates Distances Area sizes Photo Gallery Video & Webcams News Schools Gabrovo Region is situated in Central Northern Bulgaria, bounded by the regions of Veliko Tarnovo, Lovech and Stara Zagora. Regional center is town of Gabrovo.
The relief of the region is diverse, mostly mountainous. The area of Gabrovo Region covers some middle parts of the Balkan Mountains and the fore-Balkans, the valleys of the Yantra, Rositza, Vidima, Drianovska rivers as well as several kettles and plateaus, and Gabrovo and Sevlievo heights. The Ruse–Podkova railroad runs through the region crossing the Balkan Mountains and connecting Northern Bulgaria with Southern Bulgaria.
The leading sector in the region is industry while stockbreeding is the most developed one in agriculture.
The area of Gabrovo Region has been inhabited since ancient times. The oldest vestiges of life (dating to the Paleolithic Age) are found in Bacho Kiro Cave. Medieval fortresses guarded the Balkan passes (near the villages of Batoshevo and Gradnitza, located in the vicinity of Gabrovo).
There are more than 650 monuments of culture, most of which are related to the National Revival period. Handicrafts thrived in the region during the National Revival period giving rise to the Tryavna Arts School. Master builders, woodcarvers and icon painters became famous for their talent and skills and their fame traveled far beyond the boundaries of the Ottoman Empire. The icon painters and woodcarvers of Tryavna have left wonderful works of art.
Dryanovo is the hometown of the greatest Bulgarian builder of the National Revival period, bearing the title of "architechton" – Nikolay Fichev, surnamed Kolyu Ficheto. Gabrovo Region is also connected with the origins of the Bulgarian secular education beginning with the foundation of Aprilov’s High School in town of Gabrovo.
Sights & Landmarks District Gabrovo >> Bojentsi Historical and architectural reserve, Bacho Kiro cave, Church Saint Nikola, Relief Map of Bulgaria, Batoshevo male monastery "Uspenie Bogorodichno", Architectural-ethnographic complex Etura, Museum of Asian and African Art, National Museum of Education, Gabrovo-Sokolski monastery "Assumption of Virgin Marry", House-museum Dechkova kashta...
Quick facts about District Gabrovo
In Bulgarian Alphabets: Габрово
Location: North-Central Bulgaria
Area size of district: 2023km2
Population of district: 122702 people
Total Towns and Cities in Gabrovo province: 5
Total Villages in Gabrovo province: 351
Regional Center: Town of Gabrovo
Municipalities in Gabrovo District: 4 - Municipality Gabrovo, Municipality Dryanovo, Municipality Sevlievo, Municipality Tryavna
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