Even if we ask a native of Plovdiv, most often they will start with Karshiyaka, Marasha, Kyuchuk Paris and a few other names in this spirit. It turns out, however, that this information is absolutely incomplete and not even completely true. The Kyuchuk Paris district is officially non-existent, and the division of the city into zones is much broader and includes a number of names that no one would guess.
We start with the most densely populated area in the city under the hills, the South district, which we all colloquially call Little Paris. We told you about its origin in the article of how a Plovdiv neighborhood is connected with the French capital. It borders to the north and east with the railway line Sofia-Plovdiv-Svilengrad, to the south - with the Ring Road, and to the west - the border with Plovdiv-West, Komatevsko Shose Street and the (former) Southern Ring Road. It includes dozens of smaller microzones. We are sure that even those living there do not know their exact distribution. According to the region's website, the neighborhoods are:
Hristo Botev quarter - north;
Hristo Botev quarter - south;
Yuzhen residential district;
Modar Stage I quarter;
Hristo Smirnenski – south quarter/Modar Stage II quarter;
Vastanicheski quarter - north;
Vastanicheski quarter - south;
Southern Industrial Zone - Part I and II; Part III; Part IV and Part V;
Plovdiv-south - Lands with changed status.
We continue with the largest area in terms of territory - Central. Its borders are: Iztochen Blvd., Asenovgradsko Shose Blvd., railway area and the Central Station Plovdiv - Filipovo railway line, the northern bank of the Maritsa River, including the island of Adata. The unique Plovdiv hills are located on its territory. The neighborhoods included in it are:
the old Town
Hadzhi Hasan neighborhood
Officially, most of the area is called the Central City Area. Recently, two more names have been formed:
Kolodruma - for the buildings around the sports hall
Youth Hill - the area from the hill to Svoboda Boulevard, extremely saturated with new housing construction along the boom in recent years.
And having begun ranking them, we continue with the youngest region under the hills - Trakia. It was designed by a creative team led by the prominent Bulgarian urbanist arch. Ivan Popov in 1968 and its construction began literally on a bare meadow. This gave a chance to create a modern infrastructure in accordance with the architectural canons, but the modern panel structures of the time and complex construction became essential for residential buildings. The construction of the first blocks in the region began in 1973 at an accelerated pace, and only in 1983 was Trakia established as an independent administrative unit. It includes the neighborhoods:
We reach the West region, whose borders are: the railway line Central Station - Plovdiv - Filipovo - to the east, the northern coast of Maritsa, to the west it extends to the land border of Plovdiv with the municipality of Rodopi, and to the south - to the land border between Komatevo and Proslav, which separates it from the South region. It’s divided into:
Smirnenski - here again we have a division of old and new part, as the border between them is Tsarevets Street. Smirnenski III and IV around Bratska Mogila are also formed, and the most recent is the formation of the Smirnenski V quarter around the Rowing Canal to Proslav.
The western part of Youth Hill
In its entirety, the next region of Plovdiv is known as Karshiyaka and we also wrote about its past months ago. The natural center of the region is the Orthodox church St. Ivan Rilski (85 Vasil Levski Street), built in 1931. The following are conditionally considered as borders: to the west, north and east with the land border of Plovdiv with the municipality of Maritsa, and to the south is the northern bank of the river Maritsa, where it borders with the regions East, Central and West. In fact, Karshiyaka is the neighborhood that is located around the Grand Hotel Plovdiv. Apart from it, the following are divided in the region:
We end with the eastern part of the city, which is defined by the borders: to the south – Trakia region, to the west on the Iztochen boulevard - Central region; to the north - the North region, as the conditional border is the northern bank of the Maritsa River, and to the east - the Plovdiv-Skutare railway line. The zones in it are:
Kamenitza, Kamenitza ІІ
And how many of these names did you know?