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About Stara ZagoraStara Zagora (143 989 inhabitants, 190 meters above sea level) is situated in the northern part of the Gornotrakiiska (Upper Thracian) Lowland, immediately under the southern slopes of Surnena Sredna Gora. Along with Kazanluk and Gabrovo it stands nearly at the ideal centre of the country. The town is located at the distance of 231 km east of Sofia, 90 km north-east of Plovdiv, 70 km south-west of Sliven, 48 km north of Dimitrovgrad and 35 km to the south-east of Kazanluk. Apart from being one of the most ancient towns in Bulgaria it is a big and important regional industrial and cultural centre.