Lovech

      town, north-central Bulgaria, on the Osŭm (Ossăm) River. A rapidly developing industrial town, its manufactures include bicycles, motorcycles, automobiles, agricultural machinery, and leather goods.

      Once a prehistoric settlement, Lovech was later a Roman town and then a large Turkish centre. In the twilight of the Turkish era in the 19th century, Lovech played a leading role in anti-Turkish sentiment. The national hero and revolutionary Vasil Levski (Levski, Vasil) was arrested at nearby Kakrina; the Vasil Levski house museum commemorates his life. Other historic attractions are a covered bridge that is a facsimile of an older wooden structure destroyed by fire, the Stratesh Hill, and the Devetashka Cave. The last, a prehistoric dwelling and now a park, contains a large cave with stalagmites, stalactites, an underground river, and a waterfall. Pop. (2004 est.) 41,476.

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