Coordinates: 43°15′N 26°0′E / 43.250°N 26.000°E
Severen Tsentralen is a planning region of Bulgaria, encompassing five Bulgarian provinces: Ruse, Veliko Tarnovo, Gabrovo, Targovishte and Razgrad.
The region is mostly inhabited by Bulgarians, Turkish and Romani people. Its largest cities are Ruse (population 175,000), Gabrovo (67,000) and Veliko Tarnovo (100,000, including hinterland).
Severen Tsentralen is one of the least developed regions of Europe. Its main economic centre is Ruse, Bulgaria's largest fluvial port.