Pliska is a town in northeastern Bulgaria. It is located in the municipality of Kaspichan, Shumen District and is close to the towns of Novi Pazar and Kaspichan. It is the first Bulgarian capital. Medieval Pliska arised as a settlement soon after the historic victory over Byzantium in 681 for about 200 years (end of VII century - 893). Pliska is the central residence of the Bulgarian rulers, the first capital and the most populous city of the early medieval Bulgarian country. The most important and most studied part of Pliska is the fortified residence of the Bulgarian inns and princes - Inner city.