town, north-central Bulgaria. It is situated on both banks of the Yantra River, at the foot of the Shipka Pass in the Balkan Mountains. A major industrial centre, Gabrovo has a high in-migration population from the surrounding area. Called the “Bulgarian Manchester,” the town has a large textile industry—clothes, leather goods, and accessories. Other manufactures are machine tools, footwear, electrical machinery, and textile machinery.

      According to legend, the town was founded in the mid-15th century by an itinerant blacksmith, who was later joined by other craftsmen. In 1835 the first Bulgarian secular school opened there, and in 1877 the town was liberated from the Turks. In the mountains to the south, craft industries are maintained in textiles, woodworking, and carpet making. Pop. (2004 est.) 63,864.

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