from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast Bulgaria west of Varna. Founded in 927, the city was strategically important during the Russo-Turkish Wars of the 18th and 19th centuries. Population: 86,700.

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  • proper n. a town in northeastern Bulgaria


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  • The meeting is now scheduled to take place in the local "Shumen" hotel. (Sofia News Agency)

  • This weekend I headed out to the nearby city of Shumen on a mission.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I arrived at the customs office in Shumen, where I was informed that I would have to pay a customs fee.

    Back in Action and the Great Customs Runaround

  • However, when I arrived at the post office, I was informed that I would have to pick it up in Shumen the regional center where it was being held in a customs office.

    Back in Action and the Great Customs Runaround

  • So I went to the TechnoMarket in Shumen the BG version of Best Buy and picked up a good little Samsung.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I had passed through Kochovo several times, as it lies on the bus route between Shumen and Veliki Preslav, but I had never really given any thought to the place while passing through.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • I ate a short lunch of Shopska Salat and kyuftes at the one restaurant in town in the center before heading away from town, following a sign I noticed that pointed the way to “Rock Monasteries,” something I never knew existed in this area. 3 kilometers into the hills outside of the village Shumen lies on the other side of the same hills, I reached a sheer rock face.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Most of the volunteers left on Friday morning, but the supervisors took all the kids out to the fortress in Shumen to continue the archaeology theme.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Now, going to Shumen is something I do all the time, being the major hub city near me.

    Got a Big Ego...

  • I did however get to eat at the good Chinese place in Shumen before heading out, so all was not lost…

    Archive 2008-12-01


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