) developed as a centre of revolutionary activity, and three armed uprisings set off from the monastery in the 18th and 19th century.

Lyaskovets was bloodlessly liberated by the Imperial Russian Army in June 1877 due to the flight of the Ottoman garrison in the town after having heard that Veliko Tarnovo was captured, and became part of the Principality of Bulgaria. The former village was proclaimed a town on 15 March 1880.

An earthquake in 1913 with a Richter magnitude of 7.0 destroyed many of the brick buildings in the town, including all five churches, which were later reconstructed. The earthquake claimed seven victims and injured over 30.

Lyaskovets Peak, in the sub-Antarctic, is named after this town.


Lyaskovets is also the seat of Lyaskovets municipality (part of Veliko Tarnovo Province), which includes the following 5 villages:

* Dobri Dyal (Добри дял)
* Dragizhevo (Драгижево)
* Dzhulyunitsa (Джулюница)
* Kozarevets (Козаревец)
* Merdanya (Мерданя)

External links

* [ Lyaskovets municipality website - new version in Bulgarian only]
* [ Lyaskovets municipality website - in English]
* [ The town of Lyaskovets and villages in the municipality]
* [ Nikola Gruev's photo gallery of the SS Peter and Paul Monastery]

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