Kazanlak Valley: topography and environment

Adela Sobotkova, Shawn Ross

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This chapter introduces the topography, climate, environment, and demography of the Kazanlak Valley and the surrounding Balkan Mountains in central Bulgaria, one of two Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project (TRAP) study areas. The Kazanlak Valley is an intermontane valley, lying between the Sredna Gora to the south and the Stara Planina to the north. The dominant feature of the valley is the Tundzha River, which has been dammed near Kazanlak to produce the Koprinka Reservoir. The valley has a warm, humid, continental climate, with adequate water. The fertility of soils varies, supporting perennial and annual agriculture in some areas, forest and pastureland in others.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project
Subtitle of host publicationSurface Survey, Palaeoecology, and Associated Studies in Central and Southeast Bulgaria, 2009-2015 Final Report
EditorsShawn Ross, Adela Sobotkova, Georgi Nekhrizov, Julia Tzvetkova, Simon Connor
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxbow Books
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781789250541
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • climate
  • demography
  • environment
  • Kazanlak
  • the Valley of the Roses
  • the Valley of the Thracian Kings

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