Levski, Pleven Province

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Levski
Левски
Town
Coat of arms of Levski
Coat of arms
Levski is located in Bulgaria
Levski
Levski
Location of Levski (town) in Pleven Province
Coordinates: 43°22′N 25°08′E / 43.367°N 25.133°E / 43.367; 25.133Coordinates: 43°22′N 25°08′E / 43.367°N 25.133°E / 43.367; 25.133
Country Bulgaria
Province (Oblast) Pleven
Municipality Levski
Government
 • Mayor Liubka Aleksanrova (BSP)
Elevation 51 m (167 ft)
Population (2009-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,571
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal Code 5900
Area code(s) 0650

Levski (Bulgarian: Левски) is a town in central northern Bulgaria, an administrative center of the homonymous Levski Municipality in the very southeast of Pleven Province. It is located in the valley of the Osam River and was called Karağaç (Turkish for "black elm") during the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria and until 1897, when it was renamed after the Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski. The then-village was proclaimed a town in 1945, reportedly the first to become one after World War II in Bulgaria. As of December 2009, it had a population of 10,571 inhabitants.[1]

Notable natives include actor Georgi Partsalev and writer Doncho Tsonchev.

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