Lovech is a city in central northern Bulgaria. Located on the border of the Danube plain and the Balkan Mountains. Administrative Centre and the Municipality Lovech Lovech. Lovech is situated in the foothill area on both banks of the Osam river. Located on the border between the Danube and the Stara Planina Fore plane. 150 km southwest of the capital Sofia is located. Lovech is one kind of balance between mountainous and plain relief. To the east is surrounded by 250-meter plateau on which the park is located Stratesh, culminating with the historic architectural reserve Varosha to the south, surrounded by picturesque hills, Hissar and park "Bash Bunar. Northwest of the city gently descends to the flat topography of the neighboring municipality of Pleven. The average altitude of Lovech is 200 m. The highest point in town is the hill "Ak Bair / located in the southern periphery / with its 450 m altitude, a central part of Lovech occupies the lowest area in the area - 150-190 m asl
is one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria. The traces of human activity dating back to ancient times, which plays a crucial role in the favorable location of the town between mountain and plain, and the presence of the River. Discovered caves in Lovech remains testify to human presence by actively Stone, Stone, Bronze and Iron Age.
For the first inhabitants of the city of Lovech considered Thracian IV - III century BC The first settlement on these lands is Melta city, capital of the ancient Thracian tribe meldi. Probably Melta has extended the territory of today''s quarter Varosha. Later Roman Empire conquered the Balkans and the territory of Lovech is built Roman station named Presidium, which is a tactical matter lying Roman road, part of which can be seen today in the outskirts. Lovech medieval fortress is situated on a hill, later called Hisar. Here in 1187 was signed peace treaty with Byzantium formally marked the beginning of the Second Bulgarian Empire. In XII century Lovech was a trade center and one of the most famous cities in Bulgaria. Before his election to the Bulgarian king / 1331 / Ivan Alexander of the genus Shishman, son of Elena and Sratsimir despot is tyrant of Lovech. Around 1324-1325, in Lovech, Bulgaria was born Ivan Sratsimir, second son of Ivan Alexander from his first marriage with Theodora vlahinyata Basarab.