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Plev·en(plĕv′ən, -ĕn) or Plev·na (-nə, -nä)
A city of northern Bulgaria northeast of Sofia. Settled by Thracians, it was ruled by Turkey from the 1400s to the 1800s.
Pleven(Bulgarian ˈplɛvɛn) or
(Placename) a town in N Bulgaria: taken by Russia from the Turks in 1877 after a siege of 143 days. Pop: 102 000 (2005 est)
a city in N Bulgaria. 361,000.