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Troyan Gate in Bulgaria

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The Troyan Gate is the only passage in the chain of the Ihtiman Mountains of the Balkan Peninsula, on the territory of Bulgaria. Today the gate serves as a connecting and rather insurmountable link between the Rhodope and the Stara Planina ridge.

Previously, ancient military and trade routes to Western Bulgaria from the Plovdiv Valley passed through the pass. The Troyan Gate also delimits the watersheds of the Danube and Maritsa rivers.

In the 7th century, the ancient Slavs invaded the Roman Empire through the gate. In the 15th-19th centuries, the Troyan Gate was used by the Ottoman Turks for defensive purposes.

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