Haskovo is located in Southern Bulgaria, in so called Thracian valley. The area is hilly, and the landscape is similar to South France, especially Gascony. Haskovo is close to the Rhodope mountains.
Haskovo has historical sites from several distinct epochs: Thracian Antiquity, Middle Ages, Ottoman empire, modern Bulgaria since 1878 until now.
In Haskovo coexist several ethnic groups: Bulgarians, Turks, Gypsies, Armenians, etc.