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 Plovdiv is the fifth oldest city in the world rating of the British Journal

Plovdiv is the fifth oldest city in the world rating of the British Journal

12/11/2009 11:00:33 AM

St Erm is patron of The City

Plovdiv is the fifth oldest city in the world. This became clear in the rating of the Daily Telegraph disclosed yesterday. The city was founded in 4000 BC. and is the second largest in Bulgaria after Sofia. There live 379 882 people.

According to the paper, Plovdiv is a very important economic, cultural, educational and transportation center for the country, where you can see many ancient monuments, including a Roman amphitheater and the Turkish baths.
   

 

  •     First in the ranking is for the city of Jericho, which is located in Palestine. It was founded in 9000 BC Jericho is the oldest continuously inhabited city. In ancient times it was surrounded by stone wall and it lived between 1000 and 1500 residents. The town is located near the Jordan River in the West Bank and its population is currently around 20 000 people.
   
  •     Second place is reserved for Byblos, founded in 5000 BC in Lebanon. The city was founded by the Phoenicians, who called it Gebal and Greeks, who then exported papyrus, gave it the name "Byblos". From there comes the name of the Bible. Main tourist attractions are the Phoenician temples, Byblos castle and church of St. John the Baptist. Then it ranks in the ranking Syrian city of Aleppo, which was founded in 4300 BC Aleppo is the most populated city in Syria. It lived 4.4 million.
   
  •     Aleppo share third place with Damascus was created in 4300 BC
   
  •     Then it was the Iranian city of Susa, founded in 4200 BC He was the main city of Elam empire before being conquered by the Assyrians. It is located 250 km east of the Tigris River in the southwestern part of today's Iran.
   
  •     In sixth place, according to The Daily Telegraph rank Faiyum in Egypt and Sidon in Lebanon.
   
Last 20 spot reserved for the Indian city of Varanasi, founded in 1000 BC It is located on the west bank of the Ganges River and is an important center for both Hindus and Buddhists for. .
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