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a district in Bulgaria within the Danubian Plain and, partially, in the Stara Planina. Area, 4,100 sq km. Population, 223,000 (1970). Administrative center, Lovech.

Lovech District is an industrial and agrarian region with developed machine building—electric motors, lathes, woodworking and lumbering equipment, automobiles, motorcycles, and bicycles. The woodworking, timber, pharmaceutical, and cement industries are also important. Lovech and Troian are the district’s main industrial centers. It is known for commercial fruit growing; other important crops are potatoes, grains, and grapes. Cattle are raised. Lovech District is a tourist region.



a city in northern Bulgaria on the Osum River, a tributary of the Danube. Located 35 km southeast of Pleven in a forest area at the foot of the Stara Planina (Balkan Mountains). The administrative center of Lovech District. Population, 45,000 (1971).

Lovech is the commercial center of an agricultural region. Industries include motor vehicles, electrical engineering, leather and fur, and food (flour and other products).

During the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 a Russian cossack detachment seized Lovech with a surprise attack on July 5 (17), 1877; on July 14 (26) pressure from superior enemy forces forced them to abandon it. In occupying Lovech, the Turks positioned 8,000 men under General Rifat Pasha throughout the city and on its approaches. The Russian high command decided to retake Lovech in order to secure the flanks of the Russian forces outside of Pleven and in Shipka. General Prince A. K. Imeretinskii’s force (27,000 men, 98 field guns) was assigned to take the city. On Aug. 22 (Sept. 3), 1877, columns led by General M. D. Skobelev and General V. M. Dobrovol’skii, after a stubborn battle, captured Lovech, thereby cutting off enemy paths of retreat south of Pleven.

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The water level of the river Osam in the north-central Bulgarian city of Lovech increased by 1 meter in the last day due to the pouring rains that hit the region.
The joint venture between GWM and its Bulgaria partner Litex Commerce opened last February an auto assembly plant near the town of Lovech in northern Bulgaria, involving an investment of 29 million U.
Levski, a further point behind, is coming off an emotional home win over defending champions Litex Lovech and is primed for a classic letdown game against the up-and-coming Loudogorets.
They have 10 of the 17 already but need shirts from Egaleo, Lazio, Grasshoppers, Dnipro, AZ Alkmaar, Litex Lovech and AS Roma.
Levski Sofia defender Zhivko Milanov, CSKA Sofia defender Yordan Todorov and Litex Lovech midfielder Radostin Kishishev will join Bulgaria's training camp after this weekend's domestic league matches.
However, they were never likely to be properly tested in Iceland and their win in Lovech was aided by the dismissals of home defenders Cedric Cambon and Mihail Venkov.
Now he's waiting for the right move despite interest fromBulgarians CSKA Sofia and Litex Lovech.
Martin O'Neill's men are expecting a gate of in excess of 25,000 supporters for the visit of Litex Lovech - one of Bulgaria's top sides and current holders of their country's domestic cup trophy - in what the club is billing as a "night to remember" as it bids to reinstate the great European nights which it last enjoyed in the 1990s.
STILIYAN Petrov decided to keep his goal celebration lowkey on Thursday night after receiving a whole lotta Lovech on his return to Bulgaria.
Fresh from the UEFA Cup success in Bulgaria against Litex Lovech yesterday, O'Neill admitted: "I didn't come to Villa with the idea that Villa would command the midlands area.
LITEX LOVECH (4-4-1-1): Golubovic, Cambon, Venkov, Tom (Angelov, 85), Sandrinho, Manolev, Niflore, Nikolov, Dudu (Barthe, 62) Popov, Berberovic.