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History of Haskovo and the region
General History of Haskovo

The 7-thousand year history of Haskovo ranks the town among the oldest settlements in Bulgaria. According to the archeologists, the first people in the territory of the town has originated as early as the new-stone age /about 5 000 years BC). 

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The Liberation of Haskovo
Like all other Bulgarians, the residents of Haskovo celebrated the declaration of the Russian-Turkish War in 1877. 23 volunteers from the town and the region enrolled in the Bulgarian Army to help gaining the long waited liberty.
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The battle of Klokotnitsa in the year 1230
The triumph of Tsar Ivan Assen (1218-1241) by the Klokotnitsa village near Haskovo has ever since made many generations of Bulgarians feel proud. The numerous army of the Greek Despot Teodor Komnin, ravaging the Bulgarian lands in spite of the agreement between them, was defeated there 776 years ago by our great Ruler.
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Vassil Levski in Haskovo

Very few people know that the great revolutionary visited the town three times. In 1869, the Liberation leader came for the first time in Haskovo in order to find the more vigilant Bulgarians and to establish a secret revolution organization. 

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Captain Petko Voivode

The name of the legendary voivode – Captain Petko /1844-1900/ has a blood relation to the Rhodope Mountains and Thracia, for which freedom he fought all life.

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The fair of Uzundzhovo village
The autumn fair that had been organized for 3 centuries by the Uzundzhovo Village in the area of Haskovo was one of the biggest local events in the times of the Ottoman yoke. At the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century there gathered more than 50 000 buyers and traders every day from all the Ottamn Empire and different parts of Europe, Asia and Africa.
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