- a city in S Bulgaria, on the Maritsa River.
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Fifteen thousand Bulgarians were massacred in Plovdiv alone.
Meadow soils occur in large areas in the vicinity of Plovdiv.
Plovdiv has continued to be an important commercial city, having more rail lines radiating from it than Sofia.
The ore is processed in flotation plants near the sites of the mines and is refined at Kurdzhali, Plovdiv, and Kurilo.
The forces are distributed among three territorial commands having headquarters at Sofia, Plovdiv, and Sliven.
- 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