Northern district, Plovdiv
Northern district (Bulgarian: Район Северен) is a district of Plovdiv, southern Bulgaria. It is often referred by the citizens as Karshiaka meaning "the other bank" in Turkish. It has 53,870 inhabitants. The district is located on the northern bank of the Maritsa river.
The district includes the neighbourhoods of Jurii Gagarin, Filipovo, Zaharna Fabrikia, Sheker Mahala (Todor Kableshkov neighbourhood or Benkovski neighbourhood), Gaganitsa and Harman Mahala (Hadzhi Dimitar heighbourhood). The 8,000-seat stadium of FC Maritsa Plovdiv is located in the western part of the district.
The Plovdiv International Fair is situated in the eastern parts of the district. There are three large hotels: Novotel Plovdiv, Maritsa Hotel and Sankt Peterburg Hotel (which is currently the tallest building in Plovdiv).
- Plovdiv University - the main building with most faculties.
The schools include:
- Plovdiv English Language School
- Ivan Vazov Language Schools
- Peyo Yavorov High School