Stara Zagora is a region in central Bulgaria. It is bordered by regions Haskovo, Kardzhali, Plovdiv, Lovech, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Sliven and Yambol. Its capital is the city namesake. It covers the plains of Stara Zagora, some parts of the Balkan Mountains
and Sredni Gora Mountains. Trakia Motorway and Maritza, and Sofia-Karlovo-Burgas, Sofia-Plovdiv-Burgas and Ruse-Podkova railroad crossing region.