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Encyclopedia > Bansko
Bansko
Map of Bulgaria, Bansko is indicated
Province
(oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Population 9,212 (15.12.2004)
Altitude 871 m
Postal code 2770
Area code 07443
Geographic
coordinates
41° 50' north,
23° 30' east
Time zone EET
(UTC+2; UTC+3 in summer)
Mayor Aleksandar Kravarov

Bansko (Bulgarian: Банско) is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of Pirin at an altitude of 1936 m above sea level. Today it is a popular mountain resort. Map of Bansko, Bulgaria. ... Since 1999 Bulgaria is divided into 28 oblasts (provinces or regions) that correspond aproximatly to the 28 okrugs that existet before 1987. ... Blagoevgrad Province (Bulgarian: област Благоевград, oblast Blagoevgrad or Благоевградска област, Blagoevgradska oblast), also known as Pirin Macedonia (Bulgarian: Пиринска Македония, Pirinska Makedoniya), is a province (oblast) of southwestern Bulgaria. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... Blagoevgrad - 2700 Bansko - 2770 Bania - 2778 Kremen - 2771 Eleshnitza - 2782 Dobrinishte - 2777 Belitsa - 2780 Gotse Delchev - 2900 Gurmen - 2960 Kresna - 2840 Petrich - 2850 Razlog - 2760 Sandanski - 2800 Satovcha - 2950 Simitli - 2730 Strumiani - 2825 Hadzidimovo - 2933 Yakoruda - 2790 Riltzi Burgas - 8000 Dyuny - 8001 Elenite - 8002 Slunchev Briag/Sunny Beach - 8240 Aitos... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing daylight saving Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Vihren from the south Kamenitsa Peak and the lake Tevno ezero Pirin range as seen from Kalimantsi village The Pirin Mountains (Bulgarian: Пирин) are a mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria, with Vihren (2,914 m high) the highest peak, situated at . The range extends about 40 km northwest-southeast, and about... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ...


Bansko is the birthplace of 20th century Bulgarian poet Nikola Vaptsarov and Bulgarian enlighteners Paisiy Hilendarski (sometimes disputed) and Neofit Rilski. Nikola Vaptsarov is a Bulgarian poet. ... Saint Paisius of Hilendar or Paisiy Hilendarski (Bulgarian: свети Паисий Хилендарски) (1722 – 1773) was a Bulgarian clergyman and a key Bulgarian National Revival figure. ...

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Legends

There are several legends about who founded Bansko. According to one of them, Bansko was founded by people who lived in Dobarsko, a village in Rila, itself according to a legend founded by the blinded army of Tsar Samuil. The 1672 image of Jesus in a rocket from the Church of Theodore Tyro and Theodore Stratelates in Dobarsko Dobarsko (Bulgarian: ) is a village in southwestern Bulgaria, part of Razlog municipality, Blagoevgrad Province. ... Rila Mountain, Bulgaria The Rila is a mountain range in western Bulgaria. ... It has been suggested that Samuils Inscription be merged into this article or section. ...

Coat of arms of Bansko
Coat of arms of Bansko

Another legend claims that Bansko was founded by an Italian painter by the name of Ciociolino, thus the existence of the name Chucholin in Bansko. Image File history File links Banskogerb. ...


Still according to another legend it was a Slavic tribe called the Peruns, who lived in Pirin and worshiped Perun, that founded the village later to become a town. There are a number of ethnographic texts, legends, prayers and oratories, which lend credence to this legend. The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... In Slavic mythology, Perun (with many spelling and pronunciation variants among modern Slavic languages) is the highest god of the pantheon and the god of thunder and lightning. ...


History

The archeological traces of the inhabitants of Bansko and the Razlog Valley in general date to the early periods of the Roman Empire. The Razlog Valley (Bulgarian: , Razhlozhka kotlovina) is a valley in southwestern Bulgaria located between the high Rila (to the north and northwest), Pirin (to the south and southwest) and Rhodope Mountains (to the east). ... The Roman Empire is the name given to the city-state of Rome and also the corresponding phase of that civilization, characterized by an autocratic form of government. ...

Traditional taverns in a narrow street of Bansko
Traditional taverns in a narrow street of Bansko
The Bulgarian National Revival-style Church of the Holy Trinity in Bansko, built in 1835
The Bulgarian National Revival-style Church of the Holy Trinity in Bansko, built in 1835

There are several housing structures at the outskirts of the town, which date to 100 BC. However, there is no consensus nor credible theory on who these people were. Image File history File linksMetadata Bansko-mehani-ngruev. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Bansko-mehani-ngruev. ... Image File history File links Bansko-church-lite. ... Image File history File links Bansko-church-lite. ... The Bulgarian national revival (Vazrazdane) was a period of socio-economic development and national integration among Bulgarian people in the Ottoman Empire. ... This article concerns the holy Trinity of Christianity. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC - 100s BC - 90s BC 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC Years: 105 BC 104 BC 103 BC 102 BC 101 BC - 100 BC - 99 BC 98 BC 97 BC 96 BC 95...


Until 5 October 1912, Bansko was a part of the Ottoman Empire, but enjoyed a quasi self-rule autonomy granted by the sultan. The town was ruled by an assembly of the elders, while justice was administered by the Turkish judge in Razlog. It was incorporated in Bulgaria in 1912 as a result of the First Balkan War. October 5 is the 278th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (279th in Leap years). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Motto: دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem: Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1680, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299-1326) Bursa (1326-1365) Edirne (1365-1453) Constantinople (Istanbul) (1453-1922) Language(s) Ottoman Turkish Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 Osman I  - 1918–1922 Mehmed VI... View over Razlog with the mountains in the background Razlog (Bulgarian: ) is a town in the Blagoevgrad Province in southwestern Bulgaria. ... // Combatants Ottoman Empire Balkan League: Bulgaria Montenegro Greece Serbia Commanders Nizam Pasha, Zekki Pasha, Esat Pasha, Abdullah Pasha, Ali Rizah Pasha Bulgaria: Vladimir Vazov, Vasil Kutinchev, Nikola Ivanov, Radko Dimitriev Serbia: Radomir Putnik, Petar Bojović, Stepa Stepanović Greece:Crown Prince Constantine, Panagiotis Danglis, Pavlos Kountouriotis Strength 350,000 men Bulgaria...


Bansko today

Bansko, once mainly a stockbreeding and travelling merchant community, has nowadays become a center of winter and summer tourism. The mountain peaks near the town, the numerous lakes and the old pine woods make it a popular site for recreation. In recent years, the town has gained international popularity after the start of the annual Bansko Jazz Festival and consequently the annual Bansko pop-star concert featuring top pop stars. The nearby village of Banya, located only 5 km from the town, is known for its 27 thermal mineral springs. Banya refers to. ... Green Dragon Spring at Norris Geyser A hot spring is a place where warm or hot groundwater issues from the ground on a regular basis for at least a predictable part of the year, and is significantly above the ambient ground temperature (which is usually around 55~57 F or...


A new gondola lift was built in 2003 to replace a minibus ride up to the ski slopes of Todorka. Several other gondolas and ski lifts are in the process of being built. These developments, along with the construction of extensive housing and recreational facilities around the gondola (which is on the southwest end of the town by the river), have made Bansko a popular and growing destination. Tochal gondola lift carry tourists and skiers to Tochal mountain,Tehran, Iran. ...


External links

  • Information portal of Bansko - hotels, news, forum, ski conditions
  • Bansko municipality — facts and maps about cities and villages
  • Bansko.bg
  • Pictures from Bansko
  • Ski Map of Bansko
  • Street Map of Bansko
  • Bansko's web portal - Bansko.ORG
  • Bansko's online community
  • Bansko Accommodation
  • Ski Property in Bansko
  • Hotels in Bansko
  • Bansko Property Developments
  • Bansko Property
  • Ski in Bansko
  • Golf in Bansko
  • Bansko Discussion Forum



edit Municipalities of Blagoevgrad Province Flag of Bulgaria

Bansko | Belitsa | Blagoevgrad | Gotse Delchev | Garmen | Kresna | Petrich | Razlog | Sandanski | Satovcha | Simitli | Strumyani | Hadzhidimitrovo | Yakoruda Blagoevgrad Province (Bulgarian: област Благоевград, oblast Blagoevgrad or Благоевградска област, Blagoevgradska oblast), also known as Pirin Macedonia (Bulgarian: Пиринска Македония, Pirinska Makedoniya), is a province (oblast) of southwestern Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Belitsa (Bulgarian Белица) is a town in Southwestern Bulgaria. ... The centre of the town Houses in Varosha, the old quarter of Blagoevgrad Blagoevgrad (Bulgarian: Благоевград, formerly Горна Джумая, Gorna Dzhumaya) is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, situated in Blagoevgrad Province, with a population of about 76,000. ... Goce Delchev location in Bulgaria Gotse Delchev (Гоце Делчев), population 23,573, is a town in Southwestern Bulgaria (Pirin Macedonia). ... Petrich is a small town in the Blagoevgrad district in Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Belasitza. ... View over Razlog with the mountains in the background Razlog (Bulgarian: ) is a town in the Blagoevgrad Province in southwestern Bulgaria. ... Sandanski (Bulgarian: , formerly Свети Врач, Sveti Vrach) is a town and recreation centre in southwestern Bulgaria, part of Blagoevgrad Province. ... Simitli is a small town in the Blagoevgrad district in Bulgaria. ... Yakoruda (Bulgarian: ) is a Bulgarian town located in the southwestern part of the country. ...


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Bansko ski resort in Bulgaria (1089 words)
The town of Bansko is situated nearby the river Glazane (left feeder of Mesta River) in the north- eastern foot of Pirin, right bellow the highest and most beautiful part of the mountain.
Bansko has developed into a favourite ski & snowboard destination, thanks to the excellent ski facilities combined with the unique architecture and historical significance.
Bansko together with Dobrinishte are also famous for their mineral springs, the reserve Bayovi dupki- Djindjiritsa.
BanskoTravel (323 words)
Bansko enjoys a picturesque situation in a valley surrounded by Pirin, Rila and the Rhodope Mountains in the South-West of Bulgaria.
Bansko is attractive in all seasons, because of its magnificent scenery, mild climate, the freshness of the surrounding pine forests and high peaks (Vihren 2913 m).
Bansko was declared a unique settlement of international cultural tourism in 1979.
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