Stara Zagora is a province of south central
Bulgaria. Its main city is Stara Zagora, while other towns
include Chirpan and Kazanlak. There is another town nearby
called Radnevo. On the edge of Radnevo there is a coal production
facility.Radnevo is 20 kilometers south of Stara Zagora. There
are approximately 410,000 residents of Stara Zagora Province,
while the population of Stara Zagora and Kazanlak towns is
183,000 and 80,000 respectively.
Stara Zagora has the following municipalities:
- Bratya Daskalovi
- Pavel Banya
- Stara Zagora
Stara Zagora is a cultural centre of particular significance
for Bulgaria as it is an ancient Thracian, subsequently Greek,
Roman and Byzantine metropolis. The oldest Neolithic remains
were found in Stara Zagora. The famous film of BBC The History
of Europe starts with the Neolithic museum in Stara Zagora.
It shows the remains of the first homes of the people in Europe.
Stara Zagora is one of the oldest cities in Europe.
In October 2004, Stara Zagora Province
was awarded for having the best quality of life in Europe,
together with Greater Zürich (Switzerland), and ahead
of Andalucia (Spain), and Flanders (Belgium). The award was
given by fDi Magazine, produced by the renowned Financial
Times Group, for the region's low-cost, newly built accommodation
and rich cultural heritage.