Kazanluk(kä'zänlək`), town (1993 pop. 60,019), central Bulgaria, in the Kazanluk valley, a region famous for its rose fields. Kazanluk developed in the 17th cent. as a manufacturing center for attar of roses. Other manufactures include textiles and musical instruments. The Kazanluk valley is also noted for its many ancient Thracian tombs and other sites, and is known as the Valley of the Thracian Kings.
a city in the central part of Bulgaria, in Stara Zagora District. Situated in the Kazanluk Basin, on the southern slopes of the Stara Planina (Balkan Mountains), beyond Shipka Pass. Population, 50,000 (1969). Industry includes machine building (machine tools and hydraulic équipement), textiles, food processing, and wood products. In the surrounding region are plantations where the world-famous Kazanluk rose is grown, and the city has an experimental station for the study of essential-oil crops.