Geographical Location

Gabrovo Municipality falls within the territory of the North Central Region. Its area is 555,579 sq. m; there are 134 settlements on its territory. As of 2019, the population of the municipality is 62,763 people.

It is bordered to the north by Dryanovo, to the east by Tryavna, to the south by Kazanlak, and to the west by Sevlievo. The distance from Gabrovo to Sofia, Varna and Plovdiv, where three of the international airports in Bulgaria are located, is respectively – 205 km / 270 km / 140 km. The town is situated along the Yantra River, at the northern foot of the Shipka part of the Balkan Mountain. “Uzana” area is in the immediate vicinity; the geographical centre of Bulgaria is located there. One of the most important road connections crossing Bulgaria in the north-south direction, which is part of Pan-European Transport Corridor IX passes through Gabrovo.

The relief of Gabrovo Municipality is hilly. The lowest altitude is 150 m. along the river Lopushnitsa, and the highest 1495 m. in the area “Antovo padalo”, where the springs of the river Yantra are located. Gabrovo is a typical mountain town, built on the terraces and valleys of three rivers. The city is one of the longest in Bulgaria with its 25 km.