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Pleven is the seventh most populous city in Bulgaria. Located in the northern part of the country, it is the administrative centre of Pleven Province, as well as of the subordinate Pleven municipality.Internationally known for the Siege of Plevna of 1877, it is today a major economic centre of the Bulgarian Northwest and Central North and the third largest city of Northern Bulgaria after Varna and Rousse.GeographyPleven is located in an agricultural region in the very heart of the Danubian Plain, the historical region of Moesia, surrounded by low limestone hills, the Pleven Heights. The city's central location in Northern Bulgaria defines its importance as a big administrative, economic, political, cultural and transport centre. Pleven is located 170km away from the capital city of Sofia, 320km west of the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and 50km south of the Danube.The river Vit flows near the town and the tiny Tuchenitsa river (commonly known in Pleven as Barata, literally "The Streamlet") crosses it.ClimatePleven's climate is temperate continental. Winters are cold with much snow, sometimes temperatures fall below -20C. Springs are warm with temperatures around 20C. Summers are very hot and temperatures can exceed 38-. The average annual temperature is around 13C.Take stress off the schedule by using our Bulgaria tour builder tool .
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