The Upper Thracian Lowlands   , the Maritsky Lowlands  ( Bulgarian. Gornotrakiyska lowlands ) are the most extensive lowlands in the Republic of Bulgaria . It is part of the larger historical and geographical region of Thrace , which in Bulgaria is often associated with the lowland, although it is not limited to it. It is one of the geographic regions of the country , located in the Kraischen-Tundzhan zone of the Balkan Peninsula .
- 1 Geographical location, boundaries and terrain
- 2 See also
- 3 notes
- 4 References
Geographical location, boundaries and topography
The Upper Thracian Lowland covers the middle course of the Maritsa River, and therefore the Maritskaya Lowland is also often referred to.
The lowland relief extends from the Sredna Gora Mountains in the north, the Rhodope Mountains in the south, from the Mominsky Gorge in the west to the Manastir Uplands , the Svetiliy Uplands and Sakar in the east.
The lowland is 180 km long and 50 km wide. Area - 6 thousand km². The average altitude is 168 m.
The Chirpan Uplands and the Dragoine Upland divide the lowland into 2 parts:
- Eastern Upper Thracian Lowland ( Starozagorsky Plain )
- Western Upper Thracian Lowland ( Pazardzhik-Plovdiv Plain )
- Lower Thracian Lowland
- Upper Thracian Lowland // Dictionary of Geographic Names of Foreign Countries / Otv. ed. A.M. Komkov . - 3rd ed., Revised. and add. - M .: Nedra , 1986.- S. 73.
- Bulgaria // Atlas of the World / comp. and preparation. to the ed. PKO "Cartography" in 1999; open Ed .: T.G. Novikova , T.M. Vorobyova . - 3rd ed., Eras., Fr. in 2002 with diaposes. 1999 - M .: Roskartografiya, 2002. - S. 99. - ISBN 5-85120-055-3 .
- Upper Thracian Lowland // Dictionary of Geographic Names of Foreign Countries / Otv. ed. A.M. Komkov . - 3rd ed., Revised. and add. - M .: Nedra , 1986.- S. 218.
- Upper Thracian Lowland, Maritskaya Lowland // Great Soviet Encyclopedia : [30 t.] / Ch. ed. A.M. Prokhorov . - 3rd ed. - M .: Soviet Encyclopedia, 1969-1978.