The name of Gorna Oriahovitsa originates from the III - IV century a.d. Fortress "Ryahovetz". Around this fortress a settlement formed which was later named Gorna Oriahovitsa in 1870.
The town is located in North-Eastern Bulgaria (near the town of Veliko Turnovo) in the outskirts of Arbanashka mountain along the river Yantra and is located on 25'42" to the East of Greenwich. The average height ot the settlement is 218 meters above the sea-level.
The climate is temperate-continental with average annual temperatures of 12.5 ' C, which are measured at the international airport in Gorna Oriahovitsa.
SOIL AND WATERS
The soil around the city has an alluvial meadow-like characteristic and is suitable for intenzive agricultural production and development. The town and the municipality whose center is in Gorna Oriahovitsa is located along the river valley between the rivers Yantra and Rossitza. The depth of the underground water sources for industrial needs runs from 6 to 12 meters below ground. In most of the villages in the region there is an established system for irrigation watering from the river Rossitsa. The town of Gorna Oriahovitsa end the rest of the 12 settlements in the region have a central water supply for drinking and other needs
Gorna Oriahovitsa is one of the four major railway divisions for cargo transportation in Bulgaria. Gorna has four different types of railway stations: One for passengers, one for loading, one for distributing and one container terminal station.
The Gorna railway station, as a central railway hub, can direct traffic in five different directions.
Gorna Oriahovitsa has an International Airport from which all types of aircraft can land and depart 24 hours a day under all weather conditions. All the necessary airport services are available.
Places near by: Veliko Turnovo | Arbanassi | Elena | Gorna Oriahovitsa | Liaskovets | Pavlikeni | Polski Trumbesh | Strazhitsa | Suhindol | Svishtov | Voneshta Voda | Zlataritsa |