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Stara Planina, Rhodope, Rila and Pirin Mountains
Stara Planina, Rhodope, Rila and Pirin Mountains

The Stara Planina ("Old Mountain") or Balkan mountain range is an extension of the Carpathian mountain range, separated from it by the Danube River. This range runs 560km from eastern Serbia eastward through central Bulgaria to Cape Emine on the Black Sea. Sometimes included in term Balkan, but not Stara Planina, are the Rila and Pirin ranges in South-Western Bulgaria. File links The following pages link to this file: Stara Planina Categories: NASA images ... File links The following pages link to this file: Stara Planina Categories: NASA images ... The most general definition of a mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... Satellite image of the Carpathians The Carpathian Mountains are the eastern wing of the great Central Mountain System of Europe, curving 1500 km (~900 miles) along the borders of Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and northern Hungary. ... Length 2,888 km Elevation of the source 1,078 m Average discharge 30 km before Passau: 580 m³/s Vienna: 1,900 m³/s Budapest: 2,350 m³/s just before Delta: 6,500 m³/s Area watershed 817,000 km² Origin Black Forest (Schwarzwald-Baar, Baden- Württemberg, Germany... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Cape Emine Cape Emine is a headland at the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. ... Map of the Black Sea. ...


The highest peak on the Balkan peninsula is Musala in the Rila mountains near Sofija (Rila range) with 2,925 m, closely followed by Mount Olympus in Greece and Vihren (Pirin range). The Balkans is the historic and geographic name used to describe southeastern Europe (see the Definitions and boundaries section below). ... Musala (Bulgarian: Мусала) is the highest peak in Bulgaria and the entire Balkan Peninsula, standing at 2,925 m. ... Rila Mountain, Bulgaria The Rila is a mountain range in western Bulgaria. ... National Theatre, Sofia Alexander Nevski Cathedral The city of Sofia (Bulgarian: София), at the foot of the Vitosha mountain, has a population of 1,208,930 (2003), and is the capital of the Republic of Bulgaria. ... Mytikas Summit, Mt Olympus Mount Olympus (also transliterated as Mount Ólympos, and on modern maps, Óros Ólimbos) is the highest mountain in Greece, at 2,917 (or 2,919, according to new measurements [1]) meters high; it is situated at 40°05′N 22°21′E, in mainland Greece. ...


The highest peaks of the Stara Planina itself are in central Bulgaria. The highest peak is Botev (2,376m), located in the Central Balkan National Park (established 1991). Dairy products, such as Kashkaval are produced here, as well as wine, plum and grape brandy known as Rakia. Close to it is Kalofer, the birth place of Hristo Botev, a Bulgarian poet and national hero who died in the Western Stara Planina near Vratsa in 1876 in the struggle against the Ottoman Empire. Also close to Botev peak is the Shipka ("rosehip") Pass, the scene of the four battles in Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78 which ended Turkish rule in the Balkans. Close to the pass in the village of Shipka there is a Russian Orthodox church, built to commemorate Bulgarian bravery during pass defence. Botev can refer to: Hristo Botev, a Bulgarian poet and revolutionary. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Caciocavallo (Albanian: Kaçkavall; Bulgarian: Кашкавал (Kashkaval); Romanian: Caşcaval; Serbian: Kačkavalj; Sicilian: Cascavaddu; Turkish: Kaşar) is a type of cottage cheese made out of sheeps or cows milk, originally produced in Sicily, Italy, but now spread all across the Balkans, especially in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Turkey, Greece, Slovenia... Wine is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting grapes or grape juice. ... Brandy pot stills at the Van Ryn Brandy Cellar near Stellenbosch, South Africa Brandy (short for brandywine, from Dutch brandewijn—fire wine) is a general term for distilled wine, usually 40–60% ethyl alcohol by volume. ... The drink rakia or rakija (in Cyrillic alphabet: ракия or ракија) is hard liquor similar to brandy and vodka, made by distillation from fermented fruits that are popular throughout the Balkans. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Vratsa or Vraca or Vratza (Bulgarian: Враца) is a city in northwestern Bulgaria, at the foothills of the Balkan mountains. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Imperial motto (Ottoman Turkish) Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (the Eternal State) The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Bursa (1335 - 1365), Edirne (1365-1453), Ä°stanbul (1453-1922) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million... View from Shipka Shipka pass is a scenic mountain pass through the Stara Planina, or Balkan Mountains, in Bulgaria. ... Four battles were fought between Russia and the Ottoman Empire for control over the crucial Shipka Pass during the Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78. ... The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 had its origins in the Russian goal of gaining access to the Mediterranean Sea and dominating Constantinople (Istanbul) and the adjacent Turkish Straits. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ...


Stara Planina is remarkable for its flora and fauna. The most beautiful Bulgarian mountain flower Edelweiss grows there on peak Koziata stena. Binomial name Leontopodium alpinum Cass. ...


There are many roads crossing Stara Planina (listed from west to east):

In earlier times the mountains were known as the Haemus Mons. Scholars consider that Haemus (Greek 'Aimos) is derived from an unattested Thracian word *saimon, meaning 'mountain range'. This is a page about the capital of Bulgaria. ... Montana (Монтана) is a city in northwestern Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Montana Province. ... The Iskar (Bulgarian: Искър; Latin Oescus) is the longest river in Bulgaria, a right tributary of the Danube. ... A gorge is a narrow passage between steep mountains or hills. ... Vratsa or Vraca or Vratza (Bulgarian: Враца) is a city in northwestern Bulgaria, at the foothills of the Balkan mountains. ... This article is about a city in Bulgaria. ... Troyan (also spelled Troian) is a town in central Bulgaria with population of about 30,000 and territory of 888 850 square meters. ... View from Shipka Shipka pass is a scenic mountain pass through the Stara Planina, or Balkan Mountains, in Bulgaria. ... ... Kazanlak (Казанлък) is a small town in Bulgaria liing at the eastern end of the world-famous Rose Valley. ... Veliko Turnovo(Cyrillic: Велико Търново, Great Turnovo) is a city of approximately 65,000 people in North-central Bulgaria, 240km north-east of Sofia. ... Western Wall by night The Western Wall, known as the Kotel HaMaaravi (or simply Kotel)הכותל המערבי in Hebrew , also called the Wailing Wall (or Al-Buraq Wall, in a mix of English and Arabic) is a retaining wall from the time of the Second, q. ... Shumen is a city in the Northeastern part of Bulgaria, capital of Shumen Province. ... Karnobat, a city in the Bourgaska State, Karnobat Municipality of Bulgaria. ... This article is about a city in Bulgaria. ... Ancient Rocks, Aitos Crafts Alley, Aitos Aitos municipality is located in the eastern part of the Republic of Bulgaria and belongs to the administrative boundaries of Burgas county. ... This article is about a city in Bulgaria. ... Burgas (also transliterated as Bourgas; Bulgarian: Бургас) is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. ... In earlier times the Balkan mountains were known as the Haemus Mons. ... The Thracians were an Indo-European people, inhabitants of Thrace and adjacent lands (present-day Bulgaria, Romania, northeastern Greece, European Turkey and northwestern asiatic Turkey, eastern Serbia and parts of Republic of Macedonia). ...


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This article is in need of attention. ... Vasil Levski, born as Vasil Ivanov Kunchev (July 6, 1837 (O.S.) (July 18, 1837 (N.S.)) – February 6, 1873 (O.S.) (February 18, 1873 (N.S.)) was a Bulgarian revolutionary, ideologist, strategist and theoretician of the Bulgarian national revolution, leader of the struggle for liberation from Ottoman rule. ...

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Stara Planina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (379 words)
The Stara Planina ("Old Mountain") or Balkan mountain range is an extension of the Carpathian mountain range, separated from it by the Danube River.
Close to it is Kalofer, the birth place of Hristo Botev, a Bulgarian poet and national hero who died in the Western Stara Planina near Vratsa in 1876 in the struggle against the Ottoman Empire.
Stara Planina is remarkable for its flora and fauna.
RTA STARA PLANINA (1006 words)
Stara planina Regional tourist association is a non-governmental non profit organization established in 1996 by 5 local tourist associations of Tryavna, Gabrovo, Apriltsi, Troyan and Teteven, Gabrovo Chamber of commerce and industry, Gabrovo municipality.
Stara planina Association is the founder (1998) and a member of the Bulgarian Association for Alternative tourism - BAAT.
Stara planina Regional tourist association stimulates and supports the sustainable development of tourism business and represents the region in the country and abroad as an interesting and attractive place for tourism.
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