Montana
The ornamental rugs

Montana is a Bulgarian region located in the northwestern part of the country. The region borders Serbia in the west, and Romania in the north. The city of Montana is the region's administrative center.

 

The history of the region begins with the Thracians. After the Thracians, the Romans founded a military camp around 160 BC. Around the base of a camp, a city was build after a Roman model. The Greco-Roman culture survived the Huns, the Goths, the Slavs, the Avars, the Ottomans, and the Turks.

 

Some of the sights of the region are the Varshets museum, the Balova shuma memorial complex, and Klisura monastery.

 

The port of Lom is the second biggest in the country and water transport is a significant factor in the economy of the region. The area around the Chiprovtzi and Berkovitsa mountains has been a major gold-mining area of the country since ancient times. The region is also well-known for Chiprovtzi rugs. 

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