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Blagoevgrad
Map of Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad is indicated
Province
(oblast)
Blagoevgrad
Population 77,222 (2004-12-14)
Altitude 560 m
Postal code 2700
Area code 073
Geographic coordinates 42° 1' north, 23° 6' east
Time zone EET
(UTC+2; UTC+3 in summer)
Mayor Lazar Prichkapov
The centre of the town
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The centre of the town
Houses in Varosha, the old quarter of Blagoevgrad
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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. It was renamed in 1950 after the founder of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Dimitar Blagoev. Map of Blagoevgrad, 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. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre (in the U.S., chiefly meter) is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... 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. ... 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: Eastern European Time (EET) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... UTC also stands for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Coordinated Universal Time or UTC, also sometimes referred to as Zulu time, the basis for civil time, differs by an integral number of seconds from atomic time and a fractional number of seconds from UT1. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... Moscow Time Eastern European Summer Time Eastern African Time Category: ... Image File history File linksMetadata Blagoevgrad-centre-gruev. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Blagoevgrad-centre-gruev. ... Image File history File links Varosha-blagoevgrad-gruev. ... Image File history File links Varosha-blagoevgrad-gruev. ... 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. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Bulgarian Communist Party (Balgarska Komunisticeska Partija) was the ruling party of the Peoples Republic of Bulgaria from 1946 until 1990 when it ceased to be a Communist state. ... Dimitâr Blagoev was a Bulgarian political leader. ...


The city is the administrative center of Blagoevgrad Province, and arguably the economic and cultural centre of southwestern Bulgaria. It is located in the valley of the Struma River at the foot of the Rila and Pirin Mountains, about 100 km south of Sofia, close to the Greek and Republic of Macedonia borders. 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 Struma (Bulgarian: Струма, Greek: Strimonis, Turkish: Karasu (meaning black water in Turkish)) is a river in Bulgaria and Greece. ... Rila Mountain, Bulgaria The Rila is a mountain range in western Bulgaria. ... Vihren from the south The Pirin Mountains (Bulgarian: Пирин) are a mountain range in southwest Bulgaria, with Vihren (2,914 m high) the highest peak, situated at , . The range extends about 40 km northwest-southeast, and about 25 km wide. ... Flag Seal Location Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Government Country  Province Bulgaria  Sofia-City Mayor Boyko Borisov Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,310 km²    - Land   (?) km²    - Water   (?) km² Population    - City (2006) 1,376,742    - Density   907/km² Coordinates , Elevation 550 m Time zone - Summer (DST) EET (UTC+2) EEST (UTC... Motto: (English: ) Anthem: (Transliteration: ) (English: ) Capital Skopje Largest city Skopje Official language(s) Macedonian, Albanian1 Government Parliamentary republic  - President Branko Crvenkovski  - Prime Minister Vlado Bučkovski Independence From Yugoslavia   - Declared September 8, 1991  Area    - Total 25,333 km² (146th)   9,779 sq mi   - Water (%) 1. ...


The city features a pedestrian downtown with preserved 19th century architecture and numerous restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and boutiques. Blagoevgrad is home to two universities, the South-West University "Neofit Rilski" and the American University in Bulgaria. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... State University in the city of Blagoevgrad, in south western Bulgaria South-West Neofit Rilski University Category: ... The American University in Bulgaria (abbr. ...


Local printed media

  • Struma — a daily newspaper with a circulation of 25,000-30,000.

External links

  • Blagoevgrad Information Portal
  • Blagoevgrad District
  • Blagoevgrad Municipality
  • Life in Blagoevgrad
  • South-West Neofit Rilski University
  • American University in Bulgaria, situated in Blagoevgrad
  • Pictures from Blagoevgrad
  • struma local newpaper


Coat of arms of Bulgaria Cities and towns in Bulgaria The flag of Bulgaria
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Bulgarian coat of arms This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... This is a list of cities in Bulgaria with over 20,000 inhabitants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Ancient Rocks, Aytos Crafts Alley, Aytos Aytos municipality is located in the eastern part of the Republic of Bulgaria and belongs to the administrative boundaries of Burgas Province. ... Asenovgrad (Bulgarian Асеновград) is a town in Southern Bulgaria. ... all my regards and wishes to Angela Marinova from [email protected] ... Burgas (also transliterated as Bourgas; Bulgarian: Бургас) is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. ... Dimitrovgrad (Cyrillic: Димитровград) is a town and a municipality in the Haskovo region of southern Bulgaria. ... Dobrich (Bulgarian: Добрич) is a town in northeastern Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Dobrich Province. ... Dupnitsa (Дупница) is a town in western Bulgaria. ... Gabrovo municipality is located in Northern Bulgaria, in Gabrovo micro region. ... Gorna Oryahovitsa is a town in northern Bulgaria. ... Goce Delchev location in Bulgaria Gotse Delchev (Гоце Делчев), population 23,573, is a town in Southwestern Bulgaria (Pirin Macedonia). ... Harmanli is a town in south-eastern Bulgaria. ... Haskovo (Bulgarian: Хасково) is the name of a town (and administrative center of the region of the same name) in Southern Bulgaria. ... Karlovo is a town in Central Bulgaria located in a fertile valley along the river Striama (in Bulgarian: Стряма). It has a population of 28,000 (as of 2005). ... Karnobat, a city in the Bourgaska State, Karnobat Municipality of Bulgaria. ... Location of Kazanlak on a map of Bulgaria Kazanlak (Bulgarian: Казанлък) is a small town in Bulgaria lying at the eastern end of the world-famous Rose Valley. ... Kardzhali is a town in Bulgaria. ... Kyustendil Kyustendil (Bulgarian: Кюстендил, historically Велбъжд, Velbazhd) is a town in the very west of Bulgaria, the capital of Kyustendil Province, with a population of 47,196 (2005 calculation). ... Lom is a town in northern Bulgaria, on the banks of the Danube. ... View over Lovech The Covered Bridge Lovech (Bulgarian: Ловеч) is a town in north-central Bulgaria with a population of about 50,000. ... Montana (Монтана) is a city in northwestern Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Montana Province. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Panagyurishte is a town in Pazardzhik Province, western Bulgaria. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Pernik is situated 19 miles southwest of Sofia Pernik is a city in Bulgaria, on the Struma River, with a population of 92,627 (2005 census). ... Petrich is a small town in the Blagoevgrad district in Bulgaria, located at the foot of the Belasitza. ... Pleven (Bulgarian: Плевен , known as Plevna in English in some historical documents) is the seventh most populated town in Bulgaria. ... Plovdiv (Bulgarian: Пловдив) is the second largest city in Bulgaria, with a population of 376,918 citizens. ... Ibrahim Pasha (Ä°brahim PaÅŸa) Mosque Razgrad (Разград) is a city in northeastern Bulgaria and the capital of Razgrad Province, built upon the ruins of the Ancient Roman town of Abritus on the banks of the Beli Lom. ... Rousse (also transliterated as Ruse or Russe; Bulgarian: Русе; Romanian: Rusciuc) is the fifth largest city in Bulgaria, with a population of 178,000. ... Samokov (Самоков) is a town in Sofia Province in the southwest of Bulgaria. ... Sandanski is a small town in the Blagoevgrad district. ... Sevlievo is a town in north-central Bulgaria, between Sofia and Varna. ... Shumen is a city in the Northeastern part of Bulgaria, capital of Shumen Province. ... Silistra (Bulgarian: Силистра, historically Дръстър (Drâstâr); Romanian: Silistra or Dârstor; Latin: Silistria; Turkish: Silistre) is a port city of northeastern Bulgaria, lying on the southern side of the lower Danube at the countrys border with Romania. ... Sliven (Bulgarian: Сливен) is a town in southeast Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Sliven Province. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Flag Seal Location Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Government Country  Province Bulgaria  Sofia-City Mayor Boyko Borisov Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,310 km²    - Land   (?) km²    - Water   (?) km² Population    - City (2006) 1,376,742    - Density   907/km² Coordinates , Elevation 550 m Time zone - Summer (DST) EET (UTC+2) EEST (UTC... Stara Zagora (Cyrillic: Стара Загора) is a large city and an important economic centre of southern Bulgaria. ... Svishtov is a Bulgarian town at Danube river, nearly 235 km north-east from Sofia. ... Targovishte (Търговище) is a city (population: 40 775; 170 m above sea-level) in Bulgaria, capital of Targovishte Province. ... Coat of arms of Troyan Troyan (also spelled Troian, Bulgarian: Троян) is a town in central Bulgaria with population of about 30,000 and territory of 888,850 m². It is located 160km from Sofia. ... Varna (Bulgarian: Варна) is the third largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia and Plovdiv, with a population of 351,552(10. ... Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgarian: Велико Търново; also transliterated as Veliko Turnovo) is a city in central northern Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province. ... Velingrad is the most beautiful and most famous among the Bulgarian Balneological resorts. ... Vidin (Bulgarian: Видин; Romanian: Vidin, Diiu) is a town on the southern bank of the Danube in northwestern Bulgaria. ... Vratsa or Vraca or Vratza (Bulgarian: Враца) is a city in northwestern Bulgaria, at the foothills of the Balkan mountains. ... Yambol (Bulgarian: Ямбол, also transliterated as Jambol) is the principal town in Yambol Province, Bulgaria, located on the Tunzha River. ...

edit Municipalities of Blagoevgrad Province Flag of Bulgaria

Bansko | Belitsa | Blagoevgrad | Gotse Delchev | Garmen | Kresna | Petrich | Razlog | Sandanski | Satovcha | Simitli | Strumyani | Simitli e selo(tursko) | 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. ... Bansko (Банско) is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of Pirin at an altitude of 936 m above sea level. ... Belitsa (Bulgarian Белица) is a town in Southwestern Bulgaria. ... 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. ... Petrich is a small town in the Blagoevgrad district. ... Sandanski is a small town in the Blagoevgrad district. ... Simitli is a small town in the Blagoevgrad district in Bulgaria. ...


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Life in Blagoevgrad (412 words)
As an AUBG professor said, "Blagoevgrad is the perfect university town - there is not much to distract you from your studies." And yet, as you might have already noticed, this is a nice place: clean, quiet, and small enough so that you can find anything you need within a few minutes.
Blagoevgrad has a fair amount of shops, an open air "pazar," and hundreds of cafes and bars, and a number of nice restaurants.
If you are a sports fan, Blagoevgrad has a sports stadium where soccer games are played weekly during Spring and Fall.
*** Visit to Bulgaria : BLAGOEVGRAD, Bulgaria *** - Travel guide and Search engine (395 words)
The municipality of Blagoevgrad is located in the southwestern corner of Bulgaria and covers an area of approximately 628 km2, on which Blagoevgrad itself and 25 adjacent villages are situated.
Blagoevgrad also allows easy access to the Bulgarian capital of Sofia (approximately 100 kilometers to the north) and to all towns in the region.
The Blagoevgrad area is part of the region, known as "Pirin" which is characterized by its unique geographic location, physical beauty of the surrounding mountains, and rich flora and fauna.
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