Veliko Tarnovo (BG)
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Veliko Tarnovo (AKA Tirnovo, Bulgarian: Велико Търново) is a city located on the meandering Yantra river in north central Bulgaria. It is an administrative and cultural center of the Province of the same name. Being a historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire during the medieval ages, today Tarnovo is main Bulgarian tourist destination, known for its picturesque cityscape and many architectural sights including the stronghold of Tsarevets. Formerly known as Tarnovo, because of its historical importance, in the 60's its name was extended to Veliko Tarnovo (Great Tarnovo). City population 69,783 (2011).