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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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Contract notice: delivery of microscopic equipment for training of students for the needs of mu - pleven
The public procurement contract for the selection of the Hemus motorway contractor to the Pleven / Lovech branch will be announced in the second half of 2018.
Interbrew, the Belgian-based beermaker, acquired a majority stake in the Pleven Brewery in Bulgaria, making it the company's fourth operation in Bulgaria.
Tenders are invited for Engineering for site "Reconstruction of a General Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) for a group of settlements from the municipalities of Pleven and Dolna Mitropolia"
The French company "Malterite Souffle Bulgaria" invested 30 million euro to increase its production capacity in Pleven more than three times.
Contract award notice: "maintenance of green areas - municipal property, Wood and shrub vegetation and park management on the territory of the pleven municipality"
Stamen Yanev, Executive Director of the InvestBulgaria Agency, has suggested that Pleven anticipates investment amounting to EUR 30 M.
Contract award notice: Major overhaul and introduction of ee measures for sites from the educational infrastructure of pleven under the project "improving the conditions for provision of modern educational services in the field of education"
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.
A German investor intends to build a cable factory in Bulgaria's northwestern city of Pleven.
The subject of the public procurement includes the provision of services for: development and implementation of integrated solution (s) for observation of key points in the territory of the town of pleven.