Troyan (also spelled Troian, Bulgarian: Троян) is a town in central
Bulgariawith population of about 30,000 and territory of 888,850 m². It is located 160km from Sofia. The nearest civilian airport is Gorna Oryahovitsa, 105 km away. The river of Beli Osampasses through the heart of the town.
Dilian Enkin of the
Bulgarian Socialist Partyhas been the town's mayor since 1995. He has been reelected twice.
Troyan was named a town in
1868, when it developed as a craft center for the region. After the liberation it grows slowly. A spark in the town growth was the creation of a small water electrical plant and textile factories. In 1948, the town was connected to the railway Lovech– Levski– Svishtov. Later in time factories producing electrical motors, electrotechnical products, building machines, wool and furniture developed in the town.
The Troyan region is home to the cultural and historical site of the
Troyan Monastery. August 15is the day of the Monastery's Patron Saint, when thousands of people from the country gather to celebrate and see a unique icon of Mary. The icon is unique in that Mary has three hands made of silver. The origins of the icon are unknown but there are many stories, some of which involve miracles.
The town is famous for its traditional pottery, probably developed partly as a result of the qualities of the local clay soil. Pottery was a main source of income for the local craftsmen during the
Bulgarian Renaissanceage. Now handmade pottery items are sold as souvenirs to tourists. Fine examples of traditional pottery can be seen in the town's museum, across from the municipal building.
Also notable are the Nunki Complex and the St Paraskeva Church, both built in the first half of the 19th century.
The production of premium quality
plum brandy( rakia) has become a part of the local culture. In connection with this, the town holds the annual Festival of the Plumin the autumn. Plum brandy from Troyan has gained national and international acclaim at major showcases.
The official day of Troyan is
October 14, the day of the town's patron saint, St Petka Paraskeva.
The Troyan region is home to three National Reserves:
Kozia Stena, Stenetoand Severen Jendem, part of the larger Central Balkan National Park. The reserves are rich in interesting rock formations, waterfalls and wild life. Most of the interesting spots are tourist-accessible.
Troyan is the home of the large
Actavis[http://www.actavis.bg/] generic pharmaceuticals plant as well as the light machinery factories Elmaand Mashstroi[http://www.mashstroy.bg] . Another major industry is the famous plum brandy(slivova rakia) production brewery Vinprom-Troyan.
Ivan Hadzhiyski, psychologist
Nikola Shipkovenski, psychiatrist
Minko Nikolov, literature critic)
Hristo Radevski, poet
Todor Shishmanov, musician
Sasho Dikov, journalist
Ania Pencheva, actress
Docho Bodzhakov, film director
Andrey Andreev, industrialist, philanthropist
Ilian Peevski, building engineer
* [http://mtod.troian.com/ Milko Todorov ] , artist
Utkan Toker, trader
Hristo Penchev, architect
Ivelina Boseva, Dentist
* [http://www.skobg.org/ Kliment Ohridski Secondary School]
* [http://vasillevski.hit.bg/ Vasil Levski Secondary School]
* Technical High School of Troyan
* Art and Crafts High School
* Ivan Hadgiiski Primary School
* Otets Paisii Primary School
* St. St. Cyril and Methodius Elementary School
* Christo Botev Elementary School
Institute for Mountain Agriculture, part of the National Centre for Agricultural Sciences.
Troyan Peakon Livingston Islandin the South Shetland Islands, Antarcticais named after Troyan.
* [http://www.troyan-bg.com/engindex.php Tourism in Troyan, Bulgaria website]
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