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 (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.


(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)


(ˈplɛv ɛn)

also Plev•na


a city in N Bulgaria. 361,000.
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Noun1.Pleven - the town was taken from the Turks by the Russians in 1877 after a siege of 143 daysPleven - the town was taken from the Turks by the Russians in 1877 after a siege of 143 days
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The construction of the 60 km section of the Hemus highway near the cities of Lovech and Pleven will begin by end-2015, Regional Development Minister Desislava Terzieva announced.
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